Move all terms not containing w to the right side of the equation.
Subtract 5 from both sides of the equation.
Subtract 5 from -7.
Divide each term by 3 and simplify.
Divide each term in 3w=-12 by 3.
Cancel the common factor of 3.
Cancel the common factor.
Divide w by 1.
Divide -12 by 3.
Solve for w 5+3w=-7