# 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?

Jul 25, 2016

There are 24 washers.

#### Explanation:

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

$6 = \frac{1}{4} w$

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

Multiply both sides by 4:

$24 = w$