Introductory Algebra for College Students (7th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-13417-805-X
ISBN 13: 978-0-13417-805-9

Chapter 2 - Section 2.7 - Solving Linear Inequalities - Exercise Set - Page 195: 82


There is no solution.

Work Step by Step

To solve the inequality, we need to isolate the variable on one side and constants on the other side: We first distribute what is in the parentheses: $$3x - 5 < 3x - 6$$ Isolate the variables on one side of the equation by subtracting $3x$ from both sides: $$0 - 5 < -6$$ Simplify: $$-5 < -6$$ Because the inequality is false, there is no solution.
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