linear equation in one variable
Such a value is said to be a solution, or a root, of the equation.
It is the solution; sometimes also called the root.
It is an identity.
You normally "solve" something when there is a variable involved. In this case there is no variable. All you have to do is decide whether it is true or false. If this is derived from an original equation (or, in this case, inequality) which involved variables, then if the equation (or inequality) without variables is true, it means it is true for ANY value of the variable. If it is false, the original equation (or inequality) can't be satisfied by any value of the variable.
In the equation x = 3, if x = 3, the equation is true, if x has any other value, it is not. The value of any other variable, such as y, is irrelevant. I would say that the answer is 0 because otherwise y is part of the equation which clearly it isnt.
A linear equation in one variable. Case 1: A conditional equation: True only for a value of the variable. Ex. x + 2 = 3, True only when x is 1. Case 2: Identity Equation: Always true. Ex. x + 2 = x + 2, True for any value of x. Case 3: x + 1 = x + 5, False for any value of x. We call a solution any value of the variable that satisfies the equation, meaning if we replace the variable with that value, the equation becomes a true statement. Example: -2(x -3) = 8 - 2x -2x + 6 = 8 - 2x (add 2x and subtract 6 to both sides) 0 = 2 False. Since this equation, which is equivalent to the original equation, is false, then the original equation is also false. Meaning, there is no real number for x that could satisfy the equation. So there is no solution to the equation.
In algebra, variables are represented by letters such as x. A variable could be any number. That number is the "value" of the variable. In an expression, you can choose a number to put in for x, and simplify to get a number which is the value of the expression. In an equation, you can solve for the value of x, which will be the value of x which makes the equation true.
Any number that makes an equation true is a 'solution of an equation'. it is a solution
Such an equation is called an IDENTITY.
The root of any equation is a number which ... when substituted for the variable ...makes the equation a true statement.