Posted by **Bianca** on Friday, June 29, 2007 at 1:06am.

My instructions are to solve the problem by showing the steps and identify as a conditional equation, an inconsistent equation or an identity.

0.06q + 14 = 0.3q - 5.2

You can convert that to

0.24 x = 19.2

and solve it for x.

The original equation is neither inconsistent (an equation with no solutiuon) nor an identity (which is true regardless of x). I have never heard of the phrase "conditional equation" before, but that must be the answer they are expecting.

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