Elementary Algebra

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

Chapter 3 - Equations and Problem Solving - Chapter 3 Review Problem Set - Page 137: 19


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Work Step by Step

Using the properties of equality, the value of the variable that satisfies the given equation, $ -2(x+5)+4=-2x+3 ,$ is \begin{array}{l}\require{cancel} -2x-10+4=-2x+3 \\\\ -2x+2x=3+10-4 \\\\ 0=9 \text{ (FALSE)} .\end{array} Since the solution above ended with a FALSE statement, there is no solution.
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