# How do you solve 17w – 28 = -11 ?

Apr 4, 2016

$w = 1$

#### Explanation:

$1$. Add $28$ to both sides of the equation.

$17 w - 28 = - 11$

$17 w - 28$ $\textcolor{red}{+ 28} = - 11$ $\textcolor{red}{+ 28}$

$17 w = 17$

$2$. Divide both sides of the equation by $17$.

$\textcolor{red}{\frac{\textcolor{b l a c k}{17 w}}{17}} = \textcolor{red}{\frac{\textcolor{b l a c k}{17}}{17}}$

$\textcolor{g r e e n}{| \overline{\underline{\textcolor{w h i t e}{\frac{a}{a}} w = 1 \textcolor{w h i t e}{\frac{a}{a}} |}}}$