# How do you solve #6x-3y=4, -12x+6y=8# using the elimination method?

##### 1 Answer

Oct 24, 2016

No solution is possible for this pair of equations.

#### Explanation:

Given

[1]

[2]

If we multiply equation [1] by

so as to be able to eliminate the

[3]

then add equations [2] and [3]

[4]

...an obviously impossible result.

The problem is that the given equations represent a pair of parallel lines which do not intersect and therefore have no solution point.