Posted by Riley on Wednesday, November 12, 2008 at 12:02pm.
I have to solve the system.
3x + y = 12
y = 9  3x
I used the substitution method to get
3x + 9  3x = 12
But now I'm stuck.

Math  bobpursley, Wednesday, November 12, 2008 at 12:49pm
The system is indeterminate. THe two lines are parallel, and do not have a solution. Rearrange the second equation to
3x+y=9 Which is the same x,y coefficents as the first equation.

Math  Reiny, Wednesday, November 12, 2008 at 12:50pm
Solving a system of equations means finding the intersection of the two lines.
Your 2 equations represent two parallel lines, they cannot intersect, therefore you cannot have a solution.
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