How do you solve #0.2(7 + 2t) = 0.4t+14#?

1 Answer
Jun 22, 2018

Answer:

There are no solutions. To prove this, use the distributive property, then solve for #t#.

Explanation:

#0.2(7+2t)=0.4t+14#
#1.4+0.4t=0.4t+14#

Hold on a second...

#1.4+0.4t-0.4t=0.4t-0.4t+14#
#1.4!=14#

No solutions! This is something to keep in mind:
Just because there's an equation doesn't always mean that there's a solution.