Posted by **Taylor** on Sunday, October 28, 2007 at 1:31pm.

Solve the following system. Then explain what your answer means in the context of the problem.

3x+3y=-15

x+y=-4

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**drwls**, Sunday, October 28, 2007 at 1:46pm
Substitute -4-y for x in the first equation, and solve for y.

-12 -3y + 3y = -15

-12 = -15, which is impossible.

There is no solution to the the pair of equations. They represent a pair of parallel lines that never intersect.

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