College Algebra (11th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321671791
ISBN 13: 978-0-32167-179-0

Chapter 1 - Section 1.1 - Linear Equations - 1.1 Exercises - Page 84: 5


Identity = Satisfied by all. Conditional = Satisfied by some, but not all.

Work Step by Step

An example of an identity equation is 5=5, since 5 is undoubtedly equal to 5, the equation is then labeled as an Identity. However, the equation 1x – 10 = 5 is conditional because it is only true for x = 15. Other values of x do not satisfy the equation.
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