Intermediate Algebra for College Students (7th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-13417-894-7
ISBN 13: 978-0-13417-894-3

Chapter 1 - Review Exercises - Page 99: 70


inconsistent equation

Work Step by Step

Distribute 5: $7x+5=5x+15+2x$ Simplify the right side of the equation by combining like terms: $7x+5=7x+15$ Subtract $7x$ on both sides of the equation to obtain: $5=15$ The last statement is false therefore the given equation is an inconsistent equation.
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