Rewrite the equation as -9w-6+7w=16.
Add -9w and 7w.
Move all terms not containing w to the right side of the equation.
Add 6 to both sides of the equation.
Add 16 and 6.
Divide each term by -2 and simplify.
Divide each term in -2w=22 by -2.
Cancel the common factor of -2.
Cancel the common factor.
Divide w by 1.
Divide 22 by -2.
Solve for w 16=-9w-6+7w