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# Equations with Variables on Both Sides

How do I solve: 3/7w - 11= -4/7w

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 Sep 10, 2010 Rating Equations with Variables on Both Sides by: Karin This is an equation that contains fractions and variables on both sides. Your first step is to get rid of the fractions by multiplying all terms by 7. 7[3/7w - 11] = -4/7w(7) 3w - 77 = -4w Step 2: Get the variables on one side the and the constants on the the other side. Subtract 3w from both sides. 3w - 3w - 77 = -4w - 3w -77 = -7w Step 3: Divide both sides by -7. -77/-7 = -7w/-7 11 = w The answer to the equation is w = 11. I hope this helps. There are a lot of great examples and practice problems for this type of equation in Algebra Class: Equations and Inequalities. You can find that information here: http://www.algebra-class.com/algebra-practice-worksheets.html Karin

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