Question

Two boats are traveling in a canal in opposite directions, where x represents the distance, in feet, between the boats. The equation 4(x + 1) = 4x + 4 models the paths of the boats. Solve for x.

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All real numbers
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Answers

  1. The given equation is true independent of the value of x, then the correct option is “All real numbers“,

    How to solve the given equation for x?

    Here the equation that models the paths of the boats is the linear equation:
    4*(x + 1) = 4x + 4
    To solve this we can expand the left side, so we get
    4x + 4*1 = 4x +4
    4x + 4 = 4x + 4
    Notice that we have the exact same thing in both sides of the equation, so this is an identity, if we subtract 4x + 4 in both sides we get:
    0 = 0
    Notice that this is true independent of the value of x, then the correct option is “All real numbers“,
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