Rewrite the equation as .

Multiply each term by and simplify.

Multiply each term in by .

Cancel the common factor of .

Move the leading negative in into the numerator.

Cancel the common factor.

Rewrite the expression.

Simplify .

Apply the distributive property.

Multiply by .

Rewrite the equation as .

Move all terms not containing to the right side of the equation.

Subtract from both sides of the equation.

Subtract from .

Divide each term by and simplify.

Divide each term in by .

Cancel the common factor of .

Cancel the common factor.

Divide by .

Move the negative in front of the fraction.

The result can be shown in multiple forms.

Exact Form:

Decimal Form:

Mixed Number Form:

Solve for w 2=-1/(w+5)