I have been working this problem out and the answer in the book is stating no solution. I am getting x=-4.

2(x+3)-5=5x-3(1+x)

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- Feb 7th 2011, 09:03 PMtyparadiseNo Solution
I have been working this problem out and the answer in the book is stating no solution. I am getting x=-4.

2(x+3)-5=5x-3(1+x) - Feb 7th 2011, 09:08 PMProve It
$\displaystyle \displaystyle 2(x+3) - 5 = 5x - 3(1 + x)$

$\displaystyle \displaystyle 2x + 6 - 5 = 5x - 3 - 3x$

$\displaystyle \displaystyle 2x + 1 = 2x - 3$.

They are correct, there is not a solution - the two lines are parallel and therefore never meet... - Feb 8th 2011, 03:20 AMHallsofIvy
- Feb 8th 2011, 03:53 AMArchie Meade