# How do you solve -12= - 2w?

Mar 11, 2017

$w = 6$

#### Explanation:

In this problem, you would divide both sides of the equation by $- 2$ to separate the $w$ from the rest of the problem. Dividing the $- 2 w$ by $- 2$ would result in the $w$ being alone on one side of the equation.

Then you would divide the $- 12$ by $- 2$, getting $6$ being equal to $w$.

$\frac{- 12}{-} 2 = \frac{- 2 w}{-} 2$

$6 = w$