Solution and Equations
The system x + y =1 has an infinite number of
solutions, including (0,1) (1,0) and (2, -1). Explain why.
2x + 2Y = 2
The system y = 2x +1 has no solution. (That is to say, there is no
ordered pair that satisfies both equations of the system)
y = 2x =3 Explain why.
The system x+y=1 and 2x+2y=2 have an infinite number of solutions because,
on a graph, they are the same line. They touch at an infinite number of
points. The equations y=2x+1 and y=2x+3 are parallel lines on a graph.
They do not touch at any point. The solution to a system of equations is a
point that is shared by both graphs. The first system shares an infinite
number of points. The second system shares none.
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Update: June 2012