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 85: 35


The equation is a contradiction.

Work Step by Step

Distribute through the parenthesis. $4x+28=2x+24+2x+2$ Add/Subtract like terms. $4x+28=4x+26$ Subtract $4x$ from each side. Because you were left with 2 unequal constants, no value of $x$ will satisfy the given conditions. $28=26$
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