Algebra 1: Common Core (15th Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0133281140
ISBN 13: 978-0-13328-114-9

Chapter 2 - Solving Equations - 2-4 Solving Equations With Variables on Both Sides - Practice and Problem-Solving Exercises - Page 106: 27


There is no solution.

Work Step by Step

$2(a-4)=4a-(2a+4) \\\\ 2a-8=4a-2a-4 \\\\ 2a-8=2a-4 \\\\ -4=-8$ We first use the distributive property on both sides of the equation to simplify. We then combine like terms on the right side. Next, we subtract by 2a on both sides. This gives us: -4=-8. This is never true, so there is no solution.
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