Elementary and Intermediate Algebra: Concepts & Applications (6th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-32184-874-8
ISBN 13: 978-0-32184-874-1

Chapter 2 - Equations, Inequalities, and Problem Solving - 2.2 Using the Principles Together - 2.2 Exercise Set: 83

Answer

a contradiction

Work Step by Step

Using the properties of equality, the solution to the given equation, $ 4+7x=7(x+1) $, is \begin{array}{l} 4+7x=7x+7 \\\\ 7x-7x=7-4 \\\\ 0=3 \text{ (FALSE)} .\end{array} Since the solution above ended with a FALSE statement, then the given equation is a contradiction.
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