Unformatted text preview: satisfy the equation) How do you know when an equation has no solution? 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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This note was uploaded on 03/14/2012 for the course MATH 116 116 taught by Professor Stone,g during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.
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