Intermediate Algebra (6th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321785045
ISBN 13: 978-0-32178-504-6

Chapter 2 - Section 2.1 - Linear Equations in One Variable - Exercise Set: 81c

Answer

One leaves you with a solution, while the other leaves you with a simplified expression.

Work Step by Step

Solving an equation for a variable allows you to arrive at an answer for a value that will make that equation true; simplifying an expression leaves you with a variable and is a rewritten version of the original expression.
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