Posted by Jameisha on Tuesday, December 2, 2008 at 9:04pm.
solve using distributive property
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3w14w=42w

Algebra  Reiny, Tuesday, December 2, 2008 at 9:11pm
the distributive property does not enter the picture here
3w14w=42w
3w4w+2w = 4+1
w = 5 
Algebra  Reiny, Tuesday, December 2, 2008 at 9:16pm
I surely hope they didn't mean to have you solve it like this :
3w4w+2w = 4+1
w(34+2) = 5
w(1) = 5
w = 5 ?????