Multiply out left side using a(b+c)=ab+ac**:**

2x - 6 + 6 = 2x + 1

2x = 2x + 1

Subtract 2x from both sides**:**

2x - 2x = 2x + 1 - 2x

0 = 1

The above equation is never true

(except possibly very late Friday night?)

(just kidding, folks!)

The solution set is the empty set**:** { }.

No solution exists |