Unformatted text preview: (b) A linear equation has no solution if, upon simplification, we end up with something which is mathematically false. For example, consider 3x  5 = 3(5 + x) 3x  5 = 15 + 3x Canceling the 3x term on both sides, we end up with 5= 15. (This is false) Therefore, the equation 3x  5 = 15 + 3x has no solution (No value assigned to x will satisfy the equation)...
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 Spring '09
 mcmillian
 Math, Algebra, Elementary algebra, Philosophy of mathematics, Linear map

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