# How do you solve 3.3w + 5 = 23?

Apr 5, 2018

$w = 5. \overline{45}$, or $\frac{60}{11}$

#### Explanation:

$3.3 w + 5 = 23$

First we subtract 5 from both sides.

$3.3 w + 5 - 5 = 23 - 5$

$3.3 w = 18$

Now we want to get $w$ by itself, so we divide both sides by 3.3.

$w = 5. \overline{45}$ = $\frac{60}{11}$