# How do you solve 125+20w-20w=43+37w-20w?

Oct 26, 2014

The goal is to isolate $w$.

$125 + 20 w - 20 w = 43 + 37 w - 20 w$

by $20 w - 20 w = 0$ and $37 w - 20 w = 17 w$,

$R i g h t a r r o w 125 = 43 + 17 w$

by subtracting 43 from both sides,

$R i g h t a r r o w 82 = 17 w$

by dividing by 17,

$R i g h t a r r o w \frac{82}{17} = w$

Hence, $w = \frac{82}{17}$.

I hope that this was helpful.