Posted by **Sara** on Tuesday, September 23, 2008 at 5:33pm.

ok so I asked a question like this before and I understood how to do it and a cuple more like it but now I don't understand how to do this on .....

I keep on trying to find the answer but I just don't understand what I am supposed to do

-5(2w+1)=25

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**N 'aicha**, Tuesday, September 23, 2008 at 5:38pm
Multiply negative 5 by 2w then you add 1 and see if the answer is right.

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**Kevin**, Tuesday, September 23, 2008 at 6:07pm
The first thing that you to is distribute the -5 to both the terms in parenthesese.

So you get -10W-5=25.

than you add five to both sides and get -10w=30.

The last thing you do is divide both sides by -10.

w=-3.

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