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David

Darling

indeterminate equations

Indeterminate equations are simultaneous equations which, for some reason, have an infinite number of solutions. Examples are

 

x + y = 4
2x + 2y = 8

 

where the two equations are equivalent, and

 

x + y = z
½x + 6y + 3 = 8z

 

where there is insufficient data.