# Chapter 1, Equations and Inequalities - 1.3 Solve Linear Equations - 1.3 Exercises - Skill Practice - Page 21: 6

$w=-8$

#### Work Step by Step

Adding -5 to each side gives us $w+5-5=-3-5$ or $w=-8$ Plugging it back in gives $-8+5=-3$ which is correct.

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