jigglyjello
x+5=3x7
solve



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allank
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Hint: If a=b then
a=b
a=b

allank
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Can you take it from there @jigglyjello ?

zscdragon
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x+5 = 3x7
x=6
OR
x+5 = 3x+7
x=0.5

Zarkon
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just 6

jigglyjello
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ok thank you

colorful
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@Zarkon why is it just 6 ?

Zarkon
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plug in .5 into the above equation...does it work...

colorful
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@Zarkon but what's the flaw in the logic behind just doing\[x=a\implies x=a\vee x=a;~~a\ge0\]

Zarkon
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and what happens when \(a<0\)

colorful
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oh! I see, it is a<0 for the other soln!
Hail Zarkon!