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

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Chapter 2 - Equations, Inequalities, and Problem Solving - Review Exercises: Chapter 2: 19

Answer

contradiction

Work Step by Step

Using the properties of equality, the solution to the given equation, $ 14y=23y-17-9y $, is \begin{array}{l}\require{cancel} 14y-23y+9y=-17 \\\\ 0=-17 \text{ (FALSE)} .\end{array} Since the solution above ended with a FALSE statement, then the given equation is a $\text{ contradiction }$.
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