Create A System Of Linear Equations From Your Own Life, It Can Be An Extension Of Your Module 2 SLP Or Something New Entirely. Keep In Mind That A System Of Linear Equations Will Consist Of Two Equations Using The Same Variables And The Variables?


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A linear system taken from an individual's life could be expressed as follows:
There are 22 people taking part in a coach tour. When they stop for lunch, some have hamburgers, while the others opt for hotdogs. The waiter brings eight more hotdogs than hamburgers to the table.

How many were purchased of each?

X = number of hotdogs
y = number of hamburgers

The equations are therefore:
X + y = 22
x = y + 8

To determine y, we proceed as follows:
Y + 8 + y = 22
2y + 8 = 22
2y = 22 - 8
y = (22-8) / 2
y = 7

It is now easily possible to determine x:
X = y + 8
x = 7 + 8
x = 15

The group of travelers purchased seven hamburgers and 15 hotdogs.

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X + y = 21 and
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