Elementary and Intermediate Algebra: Concepts & Applications (6th Edition)

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Chapter 2 - Equations, Inequalities, and Problem Solving - 2.2 Using the Principles Together - 2.2 Exercise Set: 69

Answer

an identity

Work Step by Step

Using the properties of equality, the solution to the given equation, $ 2x=x+x $, is \begin{array}{l} 2x-x-x=0 \\\\ 0=0 \text{ (TRUE)} .\end{array} Since the solution above ended with a TRUE statement, then the given equation is an identity.
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