# How do you solve #5+2x=2x+6#?

##### 1 Answer

Sep 1, 2016

no solution.

#### Explanation:

If we firstly consider only the terms in x.

subtract 2x from both sides of the equation

#rArr5+cancel(2x)-cancel(2x)=cancel(2x)-cancel(2x)+6# Observe that the x terms are eliminated and we are left with

#5+0=0+6" that is " 5=6" which is invalid"# There is no solution to this equation.