## Prealgebra (7th Edition)

Let $w$ be the number of women in the race. The number of men is $w+112$. $w+w+112=600$ $\longrightarrow$combine like terms $2w+112=600$ $\longrightarrow$addition property $2w+112-112=600-112$ $\longrightarrow$combine like terms $2w=488$ $\longrightarrow$multiplication property $2w\div2=488\div2$ $\longrightarrow$divide $w=244$