2(3w-8)=38

Divide each term in 2(3w-8)=38 by 2.

2(3w-8)2=382

Cancel the common factor of 2.

Cancel the common factor.

2(3w-8)2=382

Divide 3w-8 by 1.

3w-8=382

3w-8=382

Divide 38 by 2.

3w-8=19

3w-8=19

Add 8 to both sides of the equation.

3w=19+8

Add 19 and 8.

3w=27

3w=27

Divide each term in 3w=27 by 3.

3w3=273

Cancel the common factor of 3.

Cancel the common factor.

3w3=273

Divide w by 1.

w=273

w=273

Divide 27 by 3.

w=9

w=9

Solve for w 2(3w-8)=38