Algebra: A Combined Approach (4th Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 0321726391
ISBN 13: 978-0-32172-639-1

Chapter 2 - Section 2.3 - Further Solving Linear Equations - Exercise Set: 81


Simplifying an expression involves reducing an expression to simplest terms, while solving an equation involves balancing both sides of the equality sign to find the value for x that makes the equation true.

Work Step by Step

An equation is made up of two expressions and a solvable value for x, whereas an expression can only be simplified but not solved.
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