College Algebra (6th Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 0-32178-228-3
ISBN 13: 978-0-32178-228-1

Chapter 1 - Equations and Inequalities - Exercise Set 1.2 - Page 121: 114


An inconsistent equation is an equation that is not true for any real number. For example, we have $x=x+4$. Since there is no number that is equal to itself plus $4$, the equation has an empty solution set.

Work Step by Step

Inconsistent equations have no real solutions and therefore have an empty solution set.
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