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    no solution equation



    Simply states Solve:

    6(2x-1)-12=7+12(x-1)

    12X-6-12=12x-12+7

    12x-18=12x-5

    Is that the right answer because it does not look right??
    I really NEED this extra credit!!
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    The solution is  x = \emptyset (i.e. the empty set). In other words it has no solution.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mzehnder View Post


    Simply states Solve:

    6(2x-1)-12=7+12(x-1)

    12X-6-12=12x-12+7

    12x-18=12x-5

    Is that the right answer because it does not look right??
    I really NEED this extra credit!!
    Hello,

    this equation has no solution.

    What you are doing here is to calculate the intersection of 2 parallel lines - which doesn't exist and therefore this equation must not have a solution.
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    is up to his old tricks again! Jhevon's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by mzehnder View Post


    Simply states Solve:

    6(2x-1)-12=7+12(x-1)

    12X-6-12=12x-12+7

    12x-18=12x-5

    Is that the right answer because it does not look right??
    I really NEED this extra credit!!
    tukeywilliams is right. there is no solutions for this equation. they would be parallel lines if you plotted them on a pair of axis. make sure you typed the right question

    EDIT: Beaten by earboth... again
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    Extra Credit help

    I typed it in right....so is my algebra correct up to the no solution part?
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    Senior Member tukeywilliams's Avatar
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    yes it is
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