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What are the solutions to the following system of equations?
y = x2 + 12x + 30
8x − y = 10
(−4, −2) and (2, 5)
(−2, −4) and (2, 5)
(−2, −4) and (5, 2)
No Real Solutions
 7 months ago
 7 months ago
Please help. What are the solutions to the following system of equations? y = x2 + 12x + 30 8x − y = 10 (−4, −2) and (2, 5) (−2, −4) and (2, 5) (−2, −4) and (5, 2) No Real Solutions
 7 months ago
 7 months ago

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mhmdrz91Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
be unique y in second equation, then plug in to first equation... in seceon 8x  y = 10 > y = 8x  10 now plug in it to first equation and find x... y = x2 + 12x + 30 > 8x  10 = x2 +12x + 30 got it lady? ;)
 7 months ago

Jack1Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
hey @raebaby420 , sorry bout the "issues" last time anyway, as @mhmdrz91 said use the second equation to find what y equals (in terms of x) then sub in that result into the first equation (as per post above, cheers mhmd)
 7 months ago

Jack1Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
so you'll get: 8x  10 = x^2 +12x + 30 now combine "like terms" so 8x = x^2 + 12x + 30 +10 8x = x^2 + 12x + 40 continuing: 0 = x^2 + 12x 8x + 40 >0 = x^2 + 4x + 40
 7 months ago

Jack1Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
0 = x^2 + 4x + 40 from here you've got two options: 1. the quadratic formula (google it, whay too long to type) or 2. factor above equation so: 0 = x^2 + 4x + 40 = (x + a ) ( x + b ) now solve for a and b
 7 months ago

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a * b = 40 ax + bx = 4x, so a + b = 4 now those 2 equations dont make any sense (as no 2 rational numbers both add to equal 4 and multiply to equal 40) so answer is: no real solution (d)
 7 months ago

Jack1Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
imagine for a second that the first equation was: y = x^2 + 18x + 30 and the 2nd equation was: y  4x = 10 so rearrange eqn 2: y = 4x  10 sub that into eqn 1 then you would get: y = x^2 + 18x + 30 4x  10 = x^2 + 18x + 30 4x = x^2 + 18x + 30 +10 4x = x^2 + 18x + 40 0 = x^2 + 14x + 40 > 0 = x^2 + 14x + 40 IS an equation that is solvable via factoring proof: 0 = x^2 + 14x + 40 0 = (x + a) ( x + b) now (from FOIL) a * b must equal 40 and a + b must equal 14 so the numbers that match that are 4 and 10 a * b = 40 = 4 *10 a + b = 14 = 4 + 10
 7 months ago

Jack1Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
therefore: 0 = x^2 + 14x + 40 0 = (x + a) ( x + b) 0 = (x + 4) (x + 10) so (x + 4) times (x + 10) = zero now the only thing that multiplies to equal zero is...ZERO so either (x + 4) = 0 [ as 0 times (x +10) = 0 ] which would mean that x = 4 (x + 4) = 0 (4 + 4) = 0 0 = 0 proof OR (x + 10) = 0 [ as 0 times (x + 4) = 0 ] which would mean that x = 10 (x + 10) = 0 (10 + 10) = 0 0 = 0 proof so there are really 2 answers to "what is x?" 1. if x = 4, (using our new 2nd equation) y  4(x) = 10 y  4 ( 4) = 10 y + (16) = 10 y = 10 16 y = 26 giving coordinates of (4, 26) [ as (x, y) ] or if x = 10 (also using the 2nd equation) y  4(x) = 10 y  4 (10) = 10 y + 40 = 10 y = 50 giving coordinates of (10, 50) [ as (x, y) ] hope this helps?
 7 months ago
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