Intermediate Algebra (12th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321969359
ISBN 13: 978-0-32196-935-4

Chapter 1 - Section 1.1 - Linear Equations in One Variable - 1.1 Exercises: 10

Answer

No, 2 is not a solution, because the equations on each side do not equal each other with x = 2.

Work Step by Step

Substituting 2 into the equation, we get 5(2 + 4) - 3(2 + 6) = 9(2 + 1), which simplifies to 6 = 27, so the statement is false and 2 cannot be a solution.
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