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Given the equation 4x + 2y = 9, which equation below would cause an inconsistent-independent system?

Given the equation 4x + 2y = 9, which equation below would cause an inconsistent-independent system? A:6x + 12y = 13 B: 2x + y = -6 C:x - 2y = 7 D:8x - 4y = -5
Inconsistent-independent system means that there are no solutions.Graphically the lines of those equations will never cross - the lines are parallel.So when the two lines are parallel?When they have the same A factors.So when you have an equation 4x+2y=9 we need to rewrite it toy= -2x+9/2So the A factor is -2 (it is the number with x) and the B factor is 9/2So all we need to do now is to find an equation with the same A factor.Lets rewrite equations in answers:A: 6x+12y=13 -> y=-1/2x+13/12 A=-1/2 - so it is not an equation we are looking forB: 2x+y=-6 -> y=-2x-6 A=-2 - this is an equation we were looking for.C: x-2y=7 -> y=1/2x-7/2 A=1/2 - so it is also not a good answerThe answer is B: the equation 2x+y=-6 will cause the inconsistent-independent system with the given equation. ...

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