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solve the equation for w. 3uw=u+5w



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lgbasallote
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first..add w to both sides...what do you get?

sonja_lee2
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3u=u+5w2

lgbasallote
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5w + w is not 5w^2

lgbasallote
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5w + w is like 5 + 1

lgbasallote
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so what do you think 5w + w is?

sonja_lee2
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idk

jazy
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5w is the same as saying w+w+w+w+w....there are five "w" so what happens when you add 1w to 5w?

sonja_lee2
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its 6w

jazy
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Right! Now follow the steps @lgbasallote mentioned to solve for w. (:

sonja_lee2
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k thanks!

sonja_lee2
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so what do i do next @lgbasallote

jazy
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Okay, so far you have \[3u=u+6w\]

sonja_lee2
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yes

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do i minus u to 3u?