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    Solving Equations and Verbal Expressions

    "one-third of the total of twelve times a number and twenty-seven"

    12n + 27/3
    4n + 9



    Solve and check.

    4x + 2 = 4x

    No solution?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mad View Post
    "one-third of the total of twelve times a number and twenty-seven"

    12n + 27/3
    4n + 9

    Mr F says: If that's the entire question, then you've got the answer ..... There is no equation to solve, you're being asked to simplify an expression.


    Solve and check.

    4x + 2 = 4x

    No solution?
    ..
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    Those were just the titles of the chapters.

    What about the second one?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mad View Post
    Those were just the titles of the chapters.

    What about the second one?
    You're right .... 4x + 2 = 4x has no solution. It leads to the absurdity 2 = 0 .....

    Are you sure you copied the question correctly? Alternatively, there might be a misprint in the book you got the question from.
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    First-Degree Equations and Inequalities is the chapter title. The section title is Equations in One Variable. And the exercise title/instructions are "Solve equations using the Addition and Multiplication Properties of Equations". Right at the beginning, it says, "Solve and check."
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