Posted by **Jameisha** on Tuesday, December 2, 2008 at 9:04pm.

solve using distributive property

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3w-1-4w=4-2w

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**Reiny**, Tuesday, December 2, 2008 at 9:11pm
the distributive property does not enter the picture here

3w-1-4w=4-2w

3w-4w+2w = 4+1

w = 5

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**Reiny**, Tuesday, December 2, 2008 at 9:16pm
I surely hope they didn't mean to have you solve it like this :

3w-4w+2w = 4+1

w(3-4+2) = 5

w(1) = 5

w = 5 ?????

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