# Q3.    On comparing the ratios $\frac{a_1}{a_2}$, $\frac{b_1}{b_2}$ and $\frac{c_1}{c_2}$, find out whether the lines representing the following pairs of linear equations are consistent, or inconsistent:                    (ii)    $2x - 3y = 8;\qquad 4x - 6y = 9$

Given, Equations,

$\\2x - 3y = 8;\qquad \\4x - 6y = 9$

Comparing these equations with  $a_1x+b_1y+c_1=0\:and\:a_2x+b_2y+c_2=0$, we get

$\\\frac{a_1}{a_2}=\frac{2}{4}=\frac{1}{2},\\\:\frac{b_1}{b_2}=\frac{-3}{-6}=\frac{1}{2}\:and\\\:\frac{c_1}{c_2}=\frac{8}{9}$

As we can see

$\frac{a_1}{a_2}=\frac{b_1}{b_2}\neq\frac{c_1}{c_2}$

It means the given equations have no solution and thus pair of linear equations is inconsistent.

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