# How do you solve 2(x + 1) = 2x + 5?

$\text{no solution}$
$\text{divide both sides by 2}$
$\Rightarrow x + 1 = x + \frac{5}{2} \leftarrow \textcolor{b l u e}{\text{not valid}}$
$\text{hence the equation has no solution}$