• :00Days
  • :00Hours
  • :00Mins
  • 00Seconds
A new era for learning is coming soonSign up for free
Log In Start studying!

Select your language

Suggested languages for you:
Answers without the blur. Sign up and see all textbooks for free! Illustration


Found in: Page 133


Book edition Common Core Edition
Author(s) Ron Larson, Laurie Boswell, Timothy D. Kanold, Lee Stiff
Pages 183 pages
ISBN 9780547587776

Answers without the blur.

Just sign up for free and you're in.


Short Answer

Solve the equation. Check your solution.


The solution for the equation 3x+6=3x+2 is all real numbers.

See the step by step solution

Step by Step Solution

Step 1 – Use distributive property

The distributive property is given as ab+c=ab+ac.

The given equation is 3x+6=3x+2.


3x+6=3x+23x+6=3x+6 Use distributive property

Step 2 – Combine the like terms

Combine the like terms.

3x3x+6=3x3x+6 subtract 3x from both sides0+6=0+6 6=6

Since 6=6 is true, the solution of the equation are all real numbers.

Step 3 – Check the solution

To check the solution, choose any real number as a value of x and substitute in the equation 3x+6=3x+2.

Choose x=1.

Then, substitute x=1 in 3x+6=3x+2 and check the result.


As the left-hand side is equal to right hand side, this signifies that the solution is correct.

Recommended explanations on Math Textbooks

94% of StudySmarter users get better grades.

Sign up for free
94% of StudySmarter users get better grades.