# At Jacks Laundromat, 6 of the washers must be replaced. These washers represent #1/4# of the total number of washers. If #w# represents the total number of washers, how would you determine #w#?

##### 1 Answer

Jul 25, 2016

There are 24 washers.

#### Explanation:

We know that 6 is a quarter of the total number of washers, ie

Recall that we can apply operations to equations as long as we apply them to both sides:

Multiply both sides by 4: