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what does it mean when you are solving an equation, and, the variable that you are trying to solve for cancels itself out?

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    It means that there is no unique value for that variable. It could be anything and the equation would still be valid. Another way of saying this is: "The equation is an identity"

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    thank you so much that was so helpful i wish i could repay you! since you seem to know what you are doing can you take a look at the more recent question i posted becasue i am getting anxious that nobody else will answer to my comment and im SO stuck on the problems!

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    I think you are a sweat girl

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