w-2=312

A mixed number is an addition of its whole and fractional parts.

w-2=3+12

Add 3 and 12.

To write 3 as a fraction with a common denominator, multiply by 22.

w-2=3⋅22+12

Combine 3 and 22.

w-2=3⋅22+12

Combine the numerators over the common denominator.

w-2=3⋅2+12

Simplify the numerator.

Multiply 3 by 2.

w-2=6+12

Add 6 and 1.

w-2=72

w-2=72

w-2=72

w-2=72

Add 2 to both sides of the equation.

w=72+2

To write 2 as a fraction with a common denominator, multiply by 22.

w=72+2⋅22

Combine 2 and 22.

w=72+2⋅22

Combine the numerators over the common denominator.

w=7+2⋅22

Simplify the numerator.

Multiply 2 by 2.

w=7+42

Add 7 and 4.

w=112

w=112

w=112

The result can be shown in multiple forms.

Exact Form:

w=112

Decimal Form:

w=5.5

Mixed Number Form:

w=512

Solve for w w-2=3 1/2