The first step for solving this expression is to know that since both of the expression are equal to y,, we must set them each to each other to form an equation in x. This will look like the following: -3x + 7 = -3x - 6 Now cancel equal terms on both sides of the equation. 7 = -6 This tells us that the statement is false for any value of x and y,, so our answer is (x,y) ∈ ∅,, or no solution (option D). Let me know if you have any further questions. :)