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whadduptori
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Without graphing, is the system independent, dependent, or inconsistent?
y=2x8
2xy=8
 2 years ago
 2 years ago
whadduptori Group Title
Without graphing, is the system independent, dependent, or inconsistent? y=2x8 2xy=8
 2 years ago
 2 years ago

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JakeV8 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
rearrange the 2nd equation until it's in the same form as the first... The first has y on the left and x and the constant on the right. So, on the 2nd equation: 2x  y = 8 2x  2x  y = 8  2x << subtract 2x from both sides  y = 8  2x << simplify (1)(y) = (1)(8 2x) << mult both sides by neg 1 to change y to y on left y = 2x  8 << simplify Notice that this equation is exactly the same as equation # 1. I believe that makes it dependent, but you need to check your definitions.
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whadduptori Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
yup, you are right!so if they are dependent they have many solutions
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JakeV8 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
ok, great :) What that means is that if you were to graph a single line, and then draw the same line again exactly, all solutions of one line satisfy the other line also (because they're the same!!) When solutions are independent, they look like 2 lines that cross... the intersection point is the single solution.
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whadduptori Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
thank you so much you helped alot! (:
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