# SOLUTION: HAVING DIFFICULTY WITH NEGATIVES PROBLEM: W - (-43.7) = -4.342 WHAT IS W? 48.042 OR 39.358?

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Signed-numbers Question 5962: HAVING DIFFICULTY WITH NEGATIVES PROBLEM: W - (-43.7) = -4.342 WHAT IS W? 48.042 OR 39.358?Found 2 solutions by Abbey, k16andrew:Answer by Abbey(339)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!the first step is to clear the parentheses, by distributing the negative sign, (multiplying what is inside the parentheses by -1), which gives us: W+43.7=-4.342 then subtract 43.37 from both sides: W=48.042 Answer by k16andrew(1)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!39.358