# How do you evaluate 13w - 2( 4w + 1) = w - 58?

Jun 23, 2017

$w = - 14$

#### Explanation:

$13 w - 2 \left(4 w + 1\right) = w - 58$
Expand brackets:
$13 w - 8 w - 2 = w - 58$
Simplify:
$5 w - 2 = w - 58$
Subtract W from both sides:
$4 w = - 56$
Divide both sides by 4:
$w = - 14$