Algebra: A Combined Approach (4th Edition)

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Chapter 2 - Section 2.3 - Further Solving Linear Equations - Exercise Set: 47

Answer

Every real number is a solution.

Work Step by Step

5x - 5 = 2(x + 1) + 3x - 7 Distribute: 5x - 5 = 2x + 2 + 3x - 7 Combine like terms: 5x - 5 = 5x - 5 Subtract 5x from both sides: -5 = -5 The equation is always true, so every real number is a solution.
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