# SOLUTION: 5,1 is a solution to the equation 2x-3y=7. What does this mean?

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Graphs Question 207721: 5,1 is a solution to the equation 2x-3y=7. What does this mean?Found 2 solutions by jim_thompson5910, stanbon:Answer by jim_thompson5910(28595)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!If you're given the point (5,1), this means that and . So simply plug in and into . If you end up with an identity, then that will confirm that (5,1) is a solution. If (5,1) is a solution, then that means that the point (5,1) lies on the line (that's only if it's a solution). Note: an identity is an equation that is true for ALL values of 'x'. A simple example would be (0 is always equal to itself). So if you get some number equal to itself, then you have an identity. Answer by stanbon(57361)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!5,1 is a solution to the equation 2x-3y=7. What does this mean? ------------------------- It means that if you you replace x by 5 and replace y by 1 you get a true statement. ---- Try it: 2*5 - 3*1 = 7 10-3 = 7 7 = 7 =============== Cheers, stan H.