# How do you solve w- 16.7 = 8.27?

$w = 24.97$
The goal here is to isolate the variable, $w$. To do that, we need to move the $- 16.7$ over to the other side. In the original equation, $16.7$ is being subtracted from one side, so to undo that in order to get $w$ alone, we need to do the inverse property, so addition.
$w - 16.7 = 8.27$
$w = 24.97$