Posted by **Donnice** on Wednesday, August 10, 2011 at 5:26pm.

Solve using the elimination method. Show your work. If the system has no solution or an infinite number of solutions, state this.

8x + 11y = -50

-32x – 44y = -200

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**Damon**, Wednesday, August 10, 2011 at 5:38pm
multiply first equation by 4

+32 x + 44 y = -200

-32 x - 44 y = -200

multiply second equation by -1

+32 x + 44 y = -200

+32 x + 44 y = +200

These are two parallel lines. They never intersect. There is no solution.

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**Donnice**, Wednesday, August 10, 2011 at 5:43pm
i'm lost

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**Damon**, Wednesday, August 10, 2011 at 6:01pm
Well, say x + y = 1

and x + y = 2

that is impossible. There is no single point where x+y = two different numbers.

If you graph those two lines, you will see that they are parallel to each other and never cross.

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