Identify solutions to systems of equations algebraically using elimination. Write systems of equations.
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Lisa is working with the system of equations $${x+2y=7}$$ and $${2x-5y=5}$$. She multiplies the first equation by $$2$$ and then subtracts the second equation to find $${9y=9}$$, telling her that $${y=1}$$. Lisa then finds that $${x=5}$$. Thinking about this procedure, Lisa wonders:
There are lots of ways I could go about solving this problem. I could add 5 times the first equation and twice the second, or I could multiply the first equation by $$-2$$ and add the second. I seem to find that there is only one solution to the two equations, but I wonder if I will get the same solution if I use a different method?
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Modified by The Match Foundation, Inc.Solve the system:
$${\left\{\begin{matrix} \frac{8}{3}x+\frac{1}{3}y=-\frac{16}{3}\\ -x+\frac{1}{3}y=-\frac{5}{3} \end{matrix}\right.}$$
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The following resources include problems and activities aligned to the objective of the lesson that can be used to create your own problem set.
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Without solving the systems, explain why the following system must have the same solution.
System 1: $${4x-5y=13 }$$ $${3x+6y=11}$$ |
System 2: $${8x-10y=26}$$ $${x-11y=2}$$ |
Algebra I > Module 1 > Topic C > Lesson 23 of the New York State Common Core Mathematics Curriculum from EngageNY and Great Minds. © 2015 Great Minds. Licensed by EngageNY of the New York State Education Department under the CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 US license. Accessed Dec. 2, 2016, 5:15 p.m..
Solve the system of equations by writing a new system that eliminates one of the variables.
$${3x+2y=4}$$
$${4x+7y=1}$$
Algebra I > Module 1 > Topic C > Lesson 23 of the New York State Common Core Mathematics Curriculum from EngageNY and Great Minds. © 2015 Great Minds. Licensed by EngageNY of the New York State Education Department under the CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 US license. Accessed Dec. 2, 2016, 5:15 p.m..