# What value of x makes the equation -2w=-26 true?

Nov 28, 2016

$w = 13$

#### Explanation:

Divide each side of the equation by $- 2$ to solve for $w$ and keep the equation balanced:

$\frac{- 2 w}{- 2} = \frac{- 26}{- 2}$

$\frac{\cancel{- 2} w}{\cancel{- 2}} = 13$ Remember, a negative divided by a negative gives a positive answer.

$w = 13$