# How do you solve 5(x-4)=5x+12?

Apr 15, 2018

No solution for the given equation.

#### Explanation:

$5 \left(x - 4\right) = 5 x + 12$

$5 x - 20 = 5 x + 12 , \text{ removing bracket on L H S}$

$5 x - 5 x = 12 + 20 , \text{ rearranging like terms together}$

$\cancel{5 x} - \cancel{5 x} = 32$

:.color(red)(32 = 0, " which is not true"

Hence given sum cannot be solved for inconsistancy