# How do you solve w+3=w+6?

Feb 6, 2017

There is no solution to this equation. The solution set is empty, as no value of $w$ can make it true.

#### Explanation:

If you treat this in the usual manner of collecting like terms, you quickly get the equation

$w - w = 6 - 3$

or

$0 = 3$

which of course, is false. So, no solution exists to this particular equation.