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: 28


It is an identity.

Work Step by Step

$5y+2=1/2(10y+4) \\\\ 5y+2=5y+2$ We first use the distributive property on the right side of the equation to simplify. This gives us the same thing on both sides of the equation, making it an identity, for this equation would be true for every possible value of y.
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