Saturday, August 4, 2012

Remember when the result of an equation is a true statement, the solution is "all real numbers". It the result of the equation is a false statement, the solution is "empty set", "null set" or "no solution".

For example,

3x + 4 = -2x + 5x + 4

3x + 4 = 3x + 4

This is a true statement, so the solution for x is all real numbers.

In the equation -2x + x - 6 = 6x - 4 - 5x

we get

x - 6 = x - 4

subtract an x from both sides and we have

-6 = 4.

It's obvious that it is a false statement, therefore there is no solution.

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