## anonymous one year ago -5 +w/3 = -1

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1. anonymous

12 -12 2 -2

2. rishavraj

w/3 = -1 + 5

3. anonymous

cross multiply to get : -5+w = 3(-1) -5+w = -3 bringing the 5 across we get: w = -3 +5 w = 2

4. rishavraj

huh........ question is $-5 + \frac{ w }{ 3 } = -1$ so $\frac{ w }{ 3 } = -1 + 5$ $\frac{ w }{ 3 } = 4$ $w = 4 \times 3$

5. rishavraj

w = 12 got it??

6. anonymous

@rishavraj , the confusion lay in where the division sign was.. i.e. (-5+w)/3 or -5 + (w/3)