## Intermediate Algebra for College Students (7th Edition)

Simplify the right side of the equation by combining like terms: $7x+13=5x+13$ Subtract $5x$ on both sides of the equation to obtain: $2x+13=13$ Subtract 13 on both sides of the equation to obtain: $2x=0$ Divide $2$ on both sides of the equation to obtain: $x=0$ The given equation has $x=0$ as a solution therefore it is a conditional equation.