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Given an example of a problem with a system of dependent equations.

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Dependent equations are a set of equations where all the coefficients have a common multiple. This gets eliminated and you are left with a single equation.

Attempting to solve a system of dependent equations will yield no results.

For example: x + y = 8 and 2x + 2y = 16, the common multiple for the terms of the second equation is 2 here.

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