# What does consistency mean in Mathematics?

What does consistency mean in Mathematics?

Does the meaning vary as per the context?

If yes, than can you give some examples?

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In algebra, a set of equations is consistent if they do not imply something impossible, like $0 = 1$ (which is really just a special case of the above example, where the given equations are added as axioms in addition to the rules of algebra).