Algebra 1

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0133500403
ISBN 13: 978-0-13350-040-0

Chapter 2 - Solving Equations - 2-4 Solving Equations with Variables on Both Sides - Practice and Problem-Solving Exercises - Page 108: 53


x+5=x-9 No solution for all x considered

Work Step by Step

An equation remains the same when same number is added/subtracted from both sides of the equation. Consider equation x+5=x-9. Subtract x from left hand side and right hand side expressions, and simplify. x+5-x=x-9-x 5=9 The statement 5=9 is not true. It indicates that there exists no value for x at which solution exist.
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