# How do you solve 5-9w = 23?

Nov 13, 2015

$w = - 2$.

#### Explanation:

$5 - 9 w = 23$.
To solve for $w$, we have to leave it alone.

We first pass the $5$ to the other side:
$- 9 w = 23 - 5$,
$- 9 w = 18$.

We now put $w$ as a positive value, so we take the $-$ sign and put it on the other side:
$9 w = - 18$.

We now divide by $9$ to finally leave the $w$ alone:
$w = - \frac{18}{9}$,
$w = - 2$.

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