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

Jan 28, 2018

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