# How do you solve 6w+11=6?

May 2, 2018

$w = - \frac{5}{6}$

#### Explanation:

To solve this, we want to get our variable $w$ alone. The first thing we do is subtract $\textcolor{b l u e}{11}$ from both sides of the equation:
$6 w + 11 \quad \textcolor{b l u e}{- \quad 11} = 6 \quad \textcolor{b l u e}{- \quad 11}$

$6 w = - 5$

Divide both sides by $\textcolor{b l u e}{6}$:
$\frac{6 w}{\textcolor{b l u e}{6}} = \frac{- 5}{\textcolor{b l u e}{6}}$

$w = - \frac{5}{6}$