# How do you solve abs(w+1)=5?

Sep 11, 2016

$w = - 6 , 4$

#### Explanation:

We have: $| w + 1 | = 5$

$\implies w + 1 = 5$

$\implies w = 4$

or

$\implies w + 1 = - 5$

$\implies w = - 6$

Therefore, the solutions to the equation are $w = - 6$ and $w = 4$.