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MAT116 / MAT 116 / Week Seven 7 Discussion Questions

# MAT116 / MAT 116 / Week Seven 7 Discussion Questions

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Discussion Question 1
 Due Date: Day 2 [Main forum]
 Post your response to the following: Systems of equations can be solved by graphing or by using substitution or elimination. What are the pros and cons of each method? Which method do you like best? Why? What circumstances would cause you to use a different method?
 Consider responding to your classmates by indicating pros and cons they may not have considered or persuading them to see the value of the method you like best (if you chose different methods). Describe situations in which you might use their methods of solving.
3. Discussion Question 2
 Due Date: Day 4 [Main forum]
 Post your response to the following: Review examples 2, 3, and 4 in section 8.4 of the text. How does the author determine what the first equation should be? What about the second equation? How are these examples similar? How are they different? Find a problem in the text that is similar to examples 2, 3, and 4. Post the problem for your classmates to solve.
 Consider responding to your classmates by asking clarifying questions or by expanding a classmate’s response. Also, help students solve the problem you posted by providing feedback or hints if necessary. You may also want to provide an explanation for your solution after a sufficient number of students have replied.
Discussion Question 1
 Due Date: Day 2 [Main forum]
 Post your response to the following: Systems of equations can be solved by graphing or by using substitution or elimination. What are the pros and cons of each method? Which method do you like best? Why? What circumstances would cause you to use a different method?
 Consider responding to your classmates by indicating pros and cons they may not have considered or persuading them to see the value of the method you like best (if you chose different methods). Describe situations in which you might use their methods of solving.
3. Discussion Question 2
 Due Date: Day 4 [Main forum]
 Post your response to the following: Review examples 2, 3, and 4 in section 8.4 of the text. How does the author determine what the first equation should be? What about the second equation? How are these examples similar? How are they different? Find a problem in the text that is similar to examples 2, 3, and 4. Post the problem for your classmates to solve.
 Consider responding to your classmates by asking clarifying questions or by expanding a classmate’s response. Also, help students solve the problem you posted by providing feedback or hints if necessary. You may also want to provide an explanation for your solution after a sufficient number of students have replied.

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# week seven discussion questions

Discussion Question 1 ? Due Date: Day 2 [Main forum] ? Post your response to the following: Systems of equations can be solved by graphing or by using substitution or elimination. What are the pros and cons of each method? Which method do you like best? Why? What circumstances would cause you to use a different method? ? Consider responding to your classmates by indicating pros and cons they may not have considered or persuading them to see the value of the method you like best (if you chose different methods). Describe situations in which you might use their methods of solving.

Each method has its place in mathematics. It depends on how you want to view the results. Substitution and elimination are used to solve a system of equations. They both get you to the destination, so to speak, but by going from different directions. Like going downtown via two different streets.

Graphing, on the other hand, let us see a trend in changes of one value with respect to changes in another. Graphing is best if you want to predict an outcome based, for example, on data or to see where two equations are equal. Graphing:

equation 1: 14x+2y=20 Equation 2: 5x-y=8 First step is to get one of the variables to cancel out so leave the first equation alone put change the second in this problem so: 5x-y=8 becomes 2(5x-y=8) which equals 10x-2y=16 The next step is to subtract them like this: 14x+2y=20 10x-2y=16

Con: if you graph not accurate enough. or your solution with a big values or weird numbers. where the equations intersect together is solution of your system. Substitution: Pro: you can get an exact solution .-3) Graphing: Pro: you can see where is solution(s) on graph.The +2y and the -2y cancel out so the answer then would be 4x=4 which means 1=x Then you plug the answer 1 in for x into one of the equations to find y so: 5(1)-y=8 = 5-y=8 =-y=3 =y=-3 So the system answer is (1. such as many decimal numbers it will be difficult to see the intersect point is solution of the system.

The best one depends on your needs. and so on so for. strengths and on how much complicated system given. then you make down 1 equation and 1 variable. for example. If just simple system. but you did not recognize them at first seconds.. Elimination Pro: you can see the order of system. Con: it way requires you to work more and take care step by step because it is like a chain reaction. they give you system of 3 variables. from here you can get 1 solution for example for solution x. parabolas. or no real solutions. 3 equations. I recommend using elimination if you feel a complicated system. If system with 3 by 3 and up. If you want to know how direction of lines. then you make down to 2 equations sand 2 variables. if you do wrong previous steps. for example for y. circles. and what they want to require you to do. you will get wrong answers/ solutions. Discussion Question 2 ? Due Date: Day 4 [Main forum] . you can apply substitution or elimination. ellipses…etc and where is solution you can apply graph. then you solve it and get zero or back the same only equation For example: x+2y = 3 and 2x+4y=6 2(3-2y) +4y = 6 – 4y +4y = 6 = right hand side =6. then you go back system 2 by 2 to get another solution. and use graph if you feel a simple system. indeed.Con: some time if they give you “overlapped” equations.. it is always true statement then you conclude is ALL REAL NUMBER SOLUTIONS.

and 4.75 = 0. and 4 in section 8. help students solve the problem you posted by providing feedback or hints if necessary.? Post your response to the following: Review examples 2. and 4. Post the problem for your classmates to solve. Automotive Maintenance. You may also want to provide an explanation for your solution after a sufficient number of students have replied Review examples 2. 3.5 = 0.5 L of Frost No-More in order to get a mixture that is 15% alcohol? Solution: Set up two equations: total antifreeze: x + 7.18x + 0. "Arctic Antifreeze" is 18% alcohol and "Frost No-More" is 10% alcohol. How many liters of Arctic Antifreeze should be mixed with 7. Also. Post the problem for your classmates to solve. 3.5 = T Concentrations: 0.1*7.15*T Plug the first equation into the second one: 0.4 of the text.18x + 0.15x + 1. 3.15(x + 7. How does the author determine what the first equation should be? What about the second equation? How are these examples similar? How are they different? Find a problem in the text that is similar to examples 2.18x + 0. How does the author determine what the first equation should be? What about the second equation? How are these examples similar? How are they different? Find a problem in the text that is similar to examples 2.75 = 0. and 4 in section 8. 3.125 . ? Consider responding to your classmates by asking clarifying questions or by expanding a classmate’s response.5) Simplify: 0.4 of the text.

2. 1.75: 0.Subtract 0. where 63 is the sum of p and q as given in the question.18x and subtract 0. How does the author determine what the first equation should be? The first equation is the equation formed out of the first information in the problem.03: What is the amount of Anti-Freeze ? Answer? x = 12.5 liters of Arctic Antifreeze.0375 Divide by 0. .5 You need to add 12.03x = 0. What about the second equation? The second equation is the equation formed out of the second information in the problem. This step is called the “Mixture” step and the resulting equation is called “Mixture” equation. The first equation is p + q = 63. where the required mixture of the two components p and q is formed using the data given in the problem.

and 4. Thus.3. 4. 5. and there were also some obstacles regarding time commitment and self discipline. Example 6: A Coast-Guard patrol boat travels 4 hr on a trip downstream with a 6-mph current. Post the problem for your classmates to solve. especially the inequalities as difficult topics. How we form the two equations for a question depends upon how is the information stated in the problem. The return trip against the same current takes 5 hr. Find the speed of the boat in still water. two chemicals mixture or on coins (pennies. which is then solved to find the values of both the unknowns. Find a problem in the text that is similar to examples 2. 3. How are these examples similar? These examples are similar in the sense that there are two unknowns in each question. I found the sections on graphing quadratics. but it was a direct catalyst for the quadratics functions and solving these types of equations. They contain two sets of information that are translated into two linear equations. How are they different? The examples are different in the type of data they possess. dimes and quarters). nickels. Week 9 Discussion Question There were some difficult obstacles for me in this class regarding the curriculum. . The problems in this category could be on two investments. they give us a system of linear simultaneous equations.

The topics that I learned about here can be utilized and applied to our daily lives but not in the direct approach that I worked or understood the week's topic. . Each week provided me with useful concepts that will allow me to problem solve and use topics to solve various daily applications.

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