The two equations *y * = 2*x * + 5 and *y * = 4*x * + 3, form a system of equations. The ordered pair that is the solution of both equations is the solution of the system.

A system of two linear equations can have one solution, an infinite number of solutions, or no solution. Systems of equations can be classified by the number of solutions.

If a system has at least one solution, it is said to be *consistent *.

If a *consistent * system has exactly one solution, it is *independent *.

If a *consistent * system has an infinite number of solutions, it is *dependent *. When you graph the equations, both equations represent the same line.

If a system has no solution, it is said to be *inconsistent *. The graphs of the lines do not intersect, so the graphs are parallel and there is no solution.