Inconsistent Equation: Definition & Examples


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Which statement would you come across while solving system of equations that would indicate that the system is inconsistent?

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1. Which of the following is a true statement?


Does the following system have a solution? If so, what is it?

x + 7y = 28

2x = 12 - 14y

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These assessments will help you test your understanding inconsistent equations and how to solve systems of equations. Quiz questions cover the characteristics of a system of equations, solving a system using elimination and identifying inconsistent equations.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet contain the following objectives:

  • Recognize statements that belong to inconsistent systems of equations
  • Recall the properties of a system of equations
  • Determine whether a system has a solution
  • Understand how to use elimination to solve a system of equations
  • Solve a system using elimination

Skills Practiced

These study tools provide practice for the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related algebra lesson
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve system of equation practice problems
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding inconsistent equations to analyze systems of equations

Additional Learning

You can learn more about inconsistent equations in the related lesson Inconsistent Equations: Definition & Examples. The objectives of this lesson include:

  • Define system of equations
  • Learn how to solve a system of equations with elimination and substitution
  • Explore inconsistent equations
  • Understand how to determine if a system is inconsistent
  • Examine a graphed inconsistent system