Geometry: Common Core (15th Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0133281159
ISBN 13: 978-0-13328-115-6

Skills Handbook - Solving and Writing Linear Equations - Exercises - Page 894: 9



Work Step by Step

We start with the given equation: $(w+5)-5=(2w+5)$ We apply the associative property of addition to remove the grouping of terms: $w+5-5=2w+5$ We subtract $w$ and $5$ from both sides of the equation and combine like terms: $$w-w+5-5-5=2w-w+5-5$$$$-5=w$$
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