# Solve for x: −3(x + 3) = −3(x + 1) − 5

An equation is a mathematical statement with an 'equal to' symbol between two algebraic expressions that have equal values.

## Answer: No solution

An equation is like a weighing balance with equal weights on both sides. If we add or subtract the same number from both sides of an equation, it still holds.

## Explanation:

-3 (x + 3) = −3 (x + 1) − 5

-3x - 9 = - 3x - 3 - 5

-3x + 3x = - 3 - 5 + 9

0 = 1

This is not true.