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Verify a Solution
Check a Solution

The process of making sure a solution is correct by making sure it satisfies any and all equations and/or inequalities in a problem.

 

1Example:

Verify that x = 3 is a solution of the equation x2 – 5x + 6 = 0.

To do this, substitute x = 3 into the equation.

32 – 5·3 + 6 = 0?
  9 – 15 + 6 = 0?
                0 = 0 confirmed

 


  this page updated 21-feb-16
Mathwords: Terms and Formulas from Algebra I to Calculus
written, illustrated, and webmastered by Bruce Simmons
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