## Thinking Mathematically (6th Edition)

To solve the equation: $\frac{x}{3}$ + 2 = $\frac{x}{3}$ We start by subtracting $\frac{x}{3}$ from both sides of the equation. $\frac{x}{3}$ - $\frac{x}{3}$ + 2 = $\frac{x}{3}$ - $\frac{x}{3}$ Performing the subtraction, we get 2 = 0. Since 2 = 0 is not a true statement and there is no way they can be made equal, we have no solution.