Algebra: A Combined Approach (4th Edition)

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Chapter 2 - Section 2.3 - Further Solving Linear Equations - Exercise Set: 29

Answer

Every real number is a solution.

Work Step by Step

4(3x + 2) = 12x + 8 Distribute: 4(3x) + 4(2) = 12x + 8 Simplify: 12x + 8 = 12x + 8 Subtract 12x from both sides: 8 = 8 The equation is always true, so the equation is an identity and every real number is a solution.
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