Solve the system:

I'm trying to learn this on my own, and I know the answer to this problem is "none" ... but can someone tell me how I figure that?

And, what exactly does it mean by "solve the system" ?

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- Feb 13th 2009, 10:09 PMtoopsystem
Solve the system:

I'm trying to learn this on my own, and I know the answer to this problem is "none" ... but can someone tell me how I figure that?

And, what exactly does it mean by "solve the system" ? - Feb 13th 2009, 10:16 PMjoserizal
- Feb 13th 2009, 10:47 PMChris L T521
- Feb 14th 2009, 06:43 AMstapel
To "solve the system" is to

**find the values of x and y**by any of various methods: graphing, substitution, addition / elimination, matrices, Cramer's Rule, etc.

The "none" solution means that there is no set of values for x and y that would make both equations true at the same time. If you try to solve the system by whatever method, you will end up with**a nonsensical result**, such as "2 = 0".

Have fun! :D