# How do you solve 8-5w=-37?

Sep 22, 2016

$w = 9$

#### Explanation:

Given
$\textcolor{w h i t e}{\text{XXX}} 8 - 5 w = - 37$

Add $5 w + 37$ to both sides
$\textcolor{w h i t e}{\text{XXX}} 45 = 5 w$

Divide both sides by $5$
$\textcolor{w h i t e}{\text{XXX")9=wcolor(white)("XXX")orcolor(white)("XXX}} w = 9$