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What is a coefficient?
What are consistent equations?
A system of linear equations that contain at least one common point.
What are dependent equations?
A system of linear equations that rely on each other for the algebraic or graphic form of the equation.
What is a determinant?
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What are independent equations?
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What does infinitely many solutions mean?
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What does no solution indicate?
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What is the standard form of a linear equation?
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Study Notes
Algebra 1 Unit 5 Key Concepts

Coefficient: Refers to the constant factor that appears before variables in a product, essential for understanding polynomials and equations.

Consistent Equations: A system of linear equations that intersects at least once, indicating that there exists at least one solution.

Dependent Equations: These are systems where the equations are algebraically related, typically representing the same line graphically and yielding infinitely many solutions.

Determinant: A scalar value computed from a 2x2 matrix, calculated using the formula: (row 1, column 1)(row 2, column 2)  (row 1, column 2)(row 2, column 1), important for solving systems of equations.

Inconsistent Equations: Linear systems that do not have a point of intersection, meaning there are no solutions, often represented graphically as parallel lines.

Independent Equations: A system of equations that do not depend on one another for their algebraic or graphical representation, producing exactly one solution.

Infinitely Many Solutions: Occurs in scenarios where a set of linear equations coincide perfectly, hence every point on the line is a solution; this is both dependent and consistent.

Linear Inequality: An expression of the form Ax + By + C < 0 or Ax + By + C > 0, used to represent regions of solutions rather than specific points.

Matrix: A rectangular arrangement of numbers organized in rows and columns, often used in linear algebra to facilitate calculations.

No Solution: Represents scenarios where two lines in a system are parallel, implying they will never intersect; categorized as inconsistent.

One Solution: Occurs when two linear equations intersect at a single point, denoted as (x, y), which is both an independent and consistent solution.

Standard Form: The representation of a linear equation in the standard format Ax + By = C, highlighting the relationship between variables.

Substitute: A method used in algebra to replace a variable with an equivalent value or expression, useful in solving equations.

System Determinant: The determinant of a system created using xcoefficients in the first column and ycoefficients in the second column, aiding in solving systems of equations systematically.

XDeterminant: Derived from a linear system where the first column comprises constants and the second includes ycoefficients, useful for finding specific solutions within a system.

YDeterminant: Similar to the XDeterminant, but uses xcoefficients in the first column and constants in the second to analyze linear systems.
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