# How do you solve multi step equation w + w + 12 = 40?

Dec 14, 2014

Combine like terms to get

$2 w + 12 = 40$

Then, subtract $12$ from both sides of the equation.

$2 w + 12 - 12 = 40 - 12$

Simplify.

$2 w = 28$

Divide both sides by $2$.

$w = 14$