### Question 1. Give the geometric representations of y = 3 as an equation

**(i) in one variable**

**(ii) in two variables**

**Solution:**

(i)If y = 3 is treated as a equation in one variable y only, then it has the unique solutiony = 3, which is a point on the number line

(ii)When an equation in two variables, it can be expressed as,0.x + y – 3 = 0

which is a linear equation in the variables x and y. This is represented by a line. Now all the values of x are permissible because 0.x is always 0. However, y must satisfy the equation y = 3

This has

infinitely many solutions. In fact, they are all of the form (r, 3), where r is any real number, soWe can have these two solutions for making line on a graph as:

xy0333

### Question 2. Give the geometric representations of 2x + 9 = 0 as an equation

**(i) in one variable**

**(ii) in two variables**

**Solution:**

Firstly, we solve 2x + 9 = 0, to get

x = -9/2

(i)If x = -9/2 is treated as a equation in one variable x only, then it has the unique solutionx = -9/2, which is a point on the number line.

(ii)When an equation in two variables, it can be expressed as,x + 0.y + 9/2 = 0

which is a linear equation in the variables x and y. This is represented by a line. Now all the values of y are permissible because 0.y is always 0. However, x must satisfy the equation x = -9/2

This has

infinitely many solutions. In fact, they are all of the form (-9/2, r), where r is any real number, soWe can have these two solutions for making line on a graph as:

xy-9/20-9/25

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