How do you solve #w+14=-8#?

1 Answer
Jan 28, 2018

Answer:

Work backwards doing the opposite of the equation to solve for the variable w

Explanation:

The opposite of + 14 is -14 so subtract 14 from both sides of the equation.

# w + 14 - 14 = - 8 - 14 #

# w = - 22 #

  • 8 is going down - 14 is going further down so the total distance down ( or to the the right ) is - 22