Wow! You have learned many different strategies for solving systems of equations! First we started with Graphing Systems of Equations. Then we moved onto solving systems using the Substitution Method. In our last lesson we used the Linear Combinations or Addition Method to solve systems of equations.
Now we are ready to apply these strategies to solve real world problems! Are you ready? First let's look at some guidelines for solving real world problems and then we'll look at a few examples.
That wasn't too bad, was it? The hardest part is writing the equations. From there you already know the strategies for solving. Think carefully about what's happening in the problem when trying to write the two equations.
Yes, I know that word problems can be intimidating, but this is the whole reason why we are learning these skills. You must be able to apply your knowledge!
If you have difficulty with real world problems, you can find more examples and practice problems in the Algebra Class E-course.
Don't worry if you had trouble. A lot of people struggle with this aspect of Algebra. Take a look at all of the people who have submitted word problems for solving a systems of equations.
To ask a question, please visit my Math Forum.
Hopefully you were able to follow along step by step. Are you comfortable enough to try a few on your own?
Systems of Equations Unit
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