Intermediate Algebra for College Students (7th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-13417-894-7
ISBN 13: 978-0-13417-894-3

Chapter 1 - Section 1.4 - Solving Linear Equations - Exercise Set: 42

Answer

inconsistent

Work Step by Step

Distribute 4 to obtain: $4y+20 = 21+4y$ Subtract $4y$ on both sides of the equation to obtain: $20 = 21$ This statement above is false therefore the given equation is inconsistent.
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