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Solving Equations with Variables on Both Sides

Directions: Use the digits 1 to 9, at most TWO times each, to fill in the boxes to make an equation with no solutions.

Hint

Hint

How can you tell when an equation has no solution?
How can you tell when an equation has infinite solutions?

Answer

Answer

There are many answers, but the coefficient of both x terms have to be the same and the constants must have different values. So, 2x + 3 = 2x + 4 is an answer because it is equivalent to 3 = 4, for which there is no solution.

Source: Robert Kaplinsky

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