Micah solves a linear equation and concludes that x = 0 is the solution. His work is shown below.
(1 – 3x) = 4(– + 2)
4 lines of math. The first line is, StartFraction 5 Over 6 EndFraction left-parenthesis 1 minus 3 x right-parenthesis equals 4 left-parenthesis negative StartFraction 5 x Over EndFraction plus 2 right-parenthesis. The second line is, StartFraction 5 Over 6 EndFraction minus StartFraction 5x Over 2 EndFraction equals StartFraction 5x Over 2 EndFraction plus 8. The third line in plus StartFraction 5x Over 2 EndFraction and StartFraction 5x Over 2 EndFraction on both sides of the equal sign. The fourth line is 0 equals x.
0 = x
Which statement is true about Micah’s solution?
Micah’s solution is wrong. There are no values of x that make the statement true.
Micah’s solution is correct, and the value of x that makes the statement true is 0.
Micah should have divided by StartFraction 5 Over 2 EndFraction.
Micah should have subtracted StartFraction 5 Over 2 EndFraction.