Simplify each term.
Apply the distributive property.
Multiply 2 by 6.
Subtract 5w from 2w.
Move all terms not containing w to the right side of the equation.
Subtract 12 from both sides of the equation.
Subtract 12 from 18.
Divide each term by -3 and simplify.
Divide each term in -3w=6 by -3.
Cancel the common factor of -3.
Cancel the common factor.
Divide w by 1.
Divide 6 by -3.
Solve for w 2(w+6)-5w=18