## A "consistent" is a term used in algebra. Specifically, it refers to a system of equations that has at least one solution. In other words, if you have a set of equations, a consistent system means there is a possible solution that satisfies all the equations.

To determine if a system of equations is consistent, you'll need to solve the equations and see if you can find a solution that works for all of them. If you can, it means the system is consistent. If not, it would be inconsistent.

Now, let's look at your specific example of the numbers 2, 3, 6, 9, and 8. It appears to be a sequence of numbers rather than a system of equations. If you're looking for consistency within this sequence, you need to determine if there's a pattern or rule that connects these numbers.

By examining the sequence, it seems that the numbers could be related by multiplying each number by 3:

2 * 3 = 6

3 * 3 = 9

6 * 3 = 18

9 * 3 = 27

8 * 3 = 24

So, if the rule is multiplication by 3, the consistent numbers following this pattern would be 6, 9, 18, 27, and 24.

If you have a different set of numbers or equations, please provide more information, and I'll be happy to help you further.