Algebra 1: Common Core (15th Edition)

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

Chapter 3 - Solving Inequalities - Get Ready! - Page 161: 30



Work Step by Step

We first subtract by w/3 on both sides to get that $3=w/3 -5$. We need to get the w alone. Thus, we cancel out the subtraction by adding 5 on both sides. This leaves us with the equation $w/3=8.$ In order to cancel out division, we use multiplication, so we multiply both sides by 3 to get that w=24. We plug 24 in for w and confirm that our answer is, indeed, correct.
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