Systems of Equations: Day 3

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3. Below are some systems of equations. Do your best to solve them. Which of them are the hardest to solve?

System of Equations solution? y = x   y = 14 − x

Could you solve it?

How hard was it?

What’s the

 y = − x + 300   y = 2x − 3

 y = x _+ 1  x + y = 9

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Systems of Equations: Day 3

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A new way to solve systems of equations! Walker A starts at the 0.5 mile marker, and walks at 3 mph. Walker B starts at the 6 mile mark and walks at 2 mph. 4. Write an equation that describes the distance walked by Walker A.

5. Write an equation that describes the distance walked by Walker B.

6. Write an equation that says that the distance traveled by Walker A is equal to the
distance traveled by Walker B.

7. Solve that equation.

8. When will Walker A catch up with Walker B?

Example of using SUBSTITUTION to solve a system of equations: Consider the system of equations

 y = 2x .   y = −4 x + 12

A. Write an equation that says that the “y” in the first equation is equal to the “y” in the second equation.

2 x = −4 x + 12
x=2

B. Solve that equation.

C. Write the (x,y) point where the lines intersect.

(2,4)

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