2x+1=2x-1 solve for x.

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2x+1=2x1
solve for x.
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averes8
Answered 2021-01-11 Author has 92 answers
When solving an equation, the first step is to move the variable terms to the same side.
The first step in solving 2x+1=2x1 would then be to subtract 2x on both sides:
2x+1=2x1
2x+12x=2x12x
1=1
Notice that all the variable terms canceled. When you solve an equation, if the variable terms cancel and you are left with a false statement, then the equation has no solution. If the variable terms cancel and you are left with a true statement, then the solutions of the equation are all real values of x.
Since 1=−1 is false statement, then the equation 2x+1=2x1 has no solution.
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