# SOLUTION: 2x-y=4 2x-y=3

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Question 118240: 2x-y=4
2x-y=3

Answer by jim_thompson5910(28476)   (Show Source):
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 Solved by pluggable solver: Solving a linear system of equations by subsitution Lets start with the given system of linear equations Now in order to solve this system by using substitution, we need to solve (or isolate) one variable. I'm going to choose y. Solve for y for the first equation Subtract from both sides Divide both sides by -1. Which breaks down and reduces to Now we've fully isolated y Since y equals we can substitute the expression into y of the 2nd equation. This will eliminate y so we can solve for x. Replace y with . Since this eliminates y, we can now solve for x. Distribute -1 to Multiply Reduce any fractions Subtract from both sides Combine the terms on the right side Now combine the terms on the left side. Since this expression is not true, we have an inconsistency. So there are no solutions. The simple reason is the 2 equations represent 2 parallel lines that will never intersect. Since no intersections occur, no solutions exist. graph of (red) and (green) (hint: you may have to solve for y to graph these) and we can see that the two equations are parallel and will never intersect. So this system is inconsistent