Posted by **Anna** on Saturday, January 9, 2010 at 4:10pm.

I am to solve this system of equations x+3y=8

x=4-3y

I got (2,2), but I am not sure if this is righ, can you help me?

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**Marth**, Saturday, January 9, 2010 at 4:18pm
Try substituting (2, 2) into both equations to check if they hold.

It is possible for a system of equations to have no solution.

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**Anna**, Saturday, January 9, 2010 at 4:20pm
I am gathering there is no solution because in the second equation it would not be 2 it would be -2...am I right?

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**Marth**, Saturday, January 9, 2010 at 6:18pm
Yes.

You can rearrange the equations to get

x + 3y = 8

x + 3y = 4

In that form, there is obviously no solution.

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