Algebra: A Combined Approach (4th Edition)

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Chapter 2 - Section 2.3 - Further Solving Linear Equations - Exercise Set: 36

Answer

Every real number is a solution.

Work Step by Step

-5(4y - 3) + 2 = -20y + 17 Distribute: -20y + 15 + 2 = -20y + 17 Simplify: -20y + 17 = -20y + 17 Add 20y to both sides: 17 = 17 The equation is always true, so every real number is a solution.
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