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What is w in 7w-6=3(w+4)+4w

 Aug 19, 2015

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7w - 6  =  3(w + 4) + 4w

Remove the parentheses by using the distributive property:

7w - 6  =  3w + 12 + 4w

7w - 6  =  7w + 12

Subtract 7w from both sides:

   -6  =  12

This is an impossible situation; the original problem is not an equation.

There is no answer.

 Aug 19, 2015
 #1
avatar+17746 
+8
Best Answer

7w - 6  =  3(w + 4) + 4w

Remove the parentheses by using the distributive property:

7w - 6  =  3w + 12 + 4w

7w - 6  =  7w + 12

Subtract 7w from both sides:

   -6  =  12

This is an impossible situation; the original problem is not an equation.

There is no answer.

geno3141 Aug 19, 2015

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