Inconsistent Equation

Inconsistent Equation

An equation that is never true for any value of its variables.


  • The equation \(x^2\) = –5 is a contradiction, since no squared number can give –5 as a result.
  • The equation 5x – 2(x + 4) = 8 + 3x is a contradiction, since its solution gives 0x = 16, which is not possible.

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