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Linear Inequalities

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Systems of Inequalities

Systems with 3 Equations in 3 Unknowns

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UNIT 2 : SYSTEMS OF EQUATIONS

LESSON 4 : PROBLEM SOLVING USING SYSTEMS OF EQUATIONS

 

Systems of equations are often used to solve problems in math, science and business. First we must build a mathematical model

of the problem. The following example illustrates how this is done. It is followed by a blue box outlining the key steps in the strategy.

 

Rectangular Callout: Strategies for Solving Word Problems Involving Two Unknowns.
	What is unknown or what are you asked to find?.
	Assign a different variable to each unknown.
	Translate each statement about the unknowns into an equation.
	Solve the resulting system of equations using substitution, elimination or matrices.
	Make a conclusion answering the question posed in the problem.
	Check your conclusion using the original wording of the problem, not the equations.

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

Direction

Distance

Speed

Time

Equation(d=st)

upsteam

downstream

 

 

 

 

 

Distance

Speed

Equation(t=d/s)

At 50 mph

At 60 mph

 

 

 

 

 

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