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    on both sides of the equal sides it equals zero, care to take a look? please

    So Im doing math homework and i come across this:
    2(8-3q)=-6q+16
    I tried to solve it, but it ended up just all equaling zero. Can someone tell me how to solve it?
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    Re: on both sides of the equal sides it equals zero, care to take a look? please

    What you have is called an identity, which is true for all values of q.

    If an equation can be ultimately simplified to 0 = 0, then it is an identity.

    If the equation ultimately simplifies to 0 = 1, then it is inconsistent, i.e., it has no solution.
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