Posted by **Chloe** on Sunday, January 31, 2010 at 6:12pm.

Please help. I have been trying to figure this problem out for an hour now.

Solve the following system of equations.

X + 8y = 5 (1)

x=8-8y (2)

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**bobpursley**, Sunday, January 31, 2010 at 6:26pm
put the second in standard format.

x+8y=8

but the first is

x+8y=5

so the equations are not independent, they are in fact parallel lines, and have no solution where they cross.

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**Damon**, Sunday, January 31, 2010 at 6:28pm
that is

x + 8 y = 5

and

x + 8 y = 8

These are two parallel lines which never intersect, no solution possible.

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