Algebra: A Combined Approach (4th Edition)

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Chapter 2 - Section 2.3 - Further Solving Linear Equations - Exercise Set: 55

Answer

No solution

Work Step by Step

2(x + 3) - 5 = 5x - 3(1 + x) Distribute: 2x + 6 - 5 = 5x - 3 - 3x Combine like terms: 2x + 1 = 2x - 3 Subtract 2x from both sides: 1 = -3 The equation is false with any value for x, so there is no solution.
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