posted by nicky on .
Which of the following equations has the given solution set?
Solution set: Ø
A)-2m + 5 = 2m + 5
B)-2m + 5 = -2m + 5
C)-2m + 5 = -2m - 5
The solution set of Ø means that there is no solution to the equation. This happens when the equation is inconsistent.
For example, the equation
is inconsistent because 5x-5x=0, so the equation implies 3=0, which is impossible. So the solution set is Ø.
See if you could identify a similar case in equations A, B or C. If you obtain a solution in all three equations, then the answer is D (none).