# How do you solve #-7w + 2 = -3 #?

##### 2 Answers

Just put 'w' on one side and numbers on the other.

#### Explanation:

So from the starting equation it goes like this:

-7w +2 = -3 /-2

-7w = -5 /:(-7)

w =

#### Explanation:

The objective is to have a single w on one side of the = and everything else on the other side. This format (equation) declares the worth of a single 'w'.

The w is already on the left hand side (LHS) so we do not need to move it.

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There is a 2 on the left so we need to 'get rid of it'

Subtract

But

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Make

Multiply both sides by

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Isolate w

Divide both sides by 7

But