Algebra
posted by
Jameisha
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solve using distributive property
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3w14w=42w

Algebra 
Reiny
the distributive property does not enter the picture here
3w14w=42w
3w4w+2w = 4+1
w = 5

Algebra 
Reiny
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 ?????