Elementary Algebra

Published by Cengage Learning
ISBN 10: 1285194055
ISBN 13: 978-1-28519-405-9

Chapter 3 - Equations and Problem Solving - 3.4 - Equations Involving Parentheses and Fractional Forms - Concept Quiz 3.4 - Page 122: 5



Work Step by Step

3(x+1) = 3X + 3 Apply distributive property to the left side 3x + 3 = 3X + 3 Subtract 3x from both sides 3 = 3 Since we obtained an equivalent equation that is a true statement, any value of x will make the equation a true statement. So, this equation has an unlimited number of solutions.
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