A community for students.
Here's the question you clicked on:
 0 viewing
anonymous551
 2 years ago
Solve. Do checks. Explain.
y = 2x  3
y = x
Systems Of Elimination/Addition
(I'm a visual learner)
anonymous551
 2 years ago
Solve. Do checks. Explain. y = 2x  3 y = x Systems Of Elimination/Addition (I'm a visual learner)

This Question is Closed

geerky42
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1y = x so y = x Replace y to x in first equation. Now solve the first equation.

mathstudent55
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1To solve a system of equations by substitution, solve one equation for one variable, and substitute in the other. Then solve the equation for one variable. Once you have that variable, substitute its value into one of the original equations to get the other variable. Since the second equation is solved for x, x = y, where you see x in the first equiation, insert y. y = 2x  3 We know x = y, so y = 2(y)  3 y = 2y  3 3y = 3 y = 1 Now substitute 1 in for y in the first equation: y = 2x  3 1 = 2x  3 2 = 2x 1 = x Solution: x = 1, y = 1

anonymous551
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0^ Solve systems by ADDITION...

geerky42
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1dw:1358040919407:dwdw:1358040953017:dw

anonymous551
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0You're so funny geerky42! XD

geerky42
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1What's so funny about it? It worked.

mathstudent55
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1To solve a system of equations by elimination, add the two equations together to eliminate one variable. If just adding the two equations together does not eliminate a variable, you need to multiply one or both equation by a factor, so that one variable will get eliminated. Here we have y = 2x  3 y = x If you notice, adding the two equations does eliminate y, since you have y in one equatuion and y in the other and y and y add up to zero. In this case there is no need to multiply either equation by a factor. y = 2x  3 y = x (add)  0 = 3x  3 Add 3 to both sides: 3 = 3x Divide both sides by 3: 1 = x To eliminate x from the equations, multiply the second equation by 2, so you get 2x, which when added to 2x of the first equation will eliminate x. y = 2x  3 y = x, multiplied by 2 becomes 2y = 2x Rewrite first eq and the second equation multiplied by 2: y = 2x  3 2y = 2x (add)  3y = 3 y = 1 Once again, solution: x = 1, y = 1

anonymous551
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Yeah, thanks for the help.

mathstudent55
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Last step: check Use the values we got for x and y and insert in _both_ equations and make sure they satisfy in both equations. x = 1 and y = 1 Check first equation: y = 2x  3 1 =? 2(1)  3 1 = 1 Checks Check second equation: y = x (1) =? 1 1 =1 Checks Since x and y works in both equations, it is the solution.

UnkleRhaukus
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0dw:1358052253848:dw

UnkleRhaukus
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0dw:1358052405467:dw

UnkleRhaukus
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0dw:1358052504355:dw
Ask your own question
Sign UpFind more explanations on OpenStudy
Your question is ready. Sign up for free to start getting answers.
spraguer
(Moderator)
5
→ View Detailed Profile
is replying to Can someone tell me what button the professor is hitting...
23
 Teamwork 19 Teammate
 Problem Solving 19 Hero
 Engagement 19 Mad Hatter
 You have blocked this person.
 ✔ You're a fan Checking fan status...
Thanks for being so helpful in mathematics. If you are getting quality help, make sure you spread the word about OpenStudy.