Introductory Algebra for College Students (7th Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 0-13417-805-X
ISBN 13: 978-0-13417-805-9

Chapter 1 - Review Exercises: 9

Answer

not a solution

Work Step by Step

The given number is a solution if it satisfies the given equation. Substitute $3$ to $x$ to obtain: $4x+5=13 \\4(3) + 5=13 \\12+5 = 13 \\17 = 13$ The result is a false statement Thus, $3$ is not a solution of the given equation.
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