Algebra 1: Common Core (15th Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0133281140
ISBN 13: 978-0-13328-114-9

Chapter 2 - Solving Equations - 2-3 Solving Multi-Step Equations - Practice and Problem-Solving Exercises: 52

Answer

$w=9 $

Work Step by Step

The quantity inside of the parenthesis is being multiplied by -1. Thus, we first divide by -1 to find that $w+5=14$. We subtract 5 on both sides to get that $ w=9$.
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