College Algebra (6th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-32178-228-3
ISBN 13: 978-0-32178-228-1

Chapter 1 - Equations and Inequalities - Exercise Set 1.2 - Page 121: 113


A conditional equation is an equation that is not an identity but is true for at least one number. For example, we have $4x+5=21$. The equation is only true if $x$ is $4$.

Work Step by Step

Conditional equations must be true for at least one number, but they do not need to be true for any others.
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