# What is the solution to this equation

## Solving an equation

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bettermarks »Math glossary» Solving an equation

An element of the basic set is called a solution if inserting this value into the equation leads to a true statement.

Example:

2x - 6 = 0 has the solution x = 3. If the number 3 is substituted for x, the equation changes to
66 = 0, a true statement.

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