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1) How many systems of equations could have this solution?

[0] [0 – 100] [100 – 1000]


[1000+]
1) Answer: 1000+ : There are actually an INFINITE number of
lines that could intersect at this point. Discuss why this is
possible with your partner.
2) How many solutions will these graphs have? How do you
know?

a

b

c
2) SOLUTION:

a) 1
b) 1
c) 0

Look at the graphs again. What do they all have in common


with their number of solutions?

The number of points of intersection!

Look at graph a, you cannot see the point of intersection, why


doesn’t it have 0 solutions?

Remember lines go on forever, so if they are not


parallel at some point, they will intersect (cross).
3) How many solutions do these systems of equations have?
 a

b
3) ANSWER:
 a: 2

b: 3 
WHY?
A point of intersection represents a solution
because
this is when both equations share the same
value --
so the number of solutions is the same as the
number of points of intersection.

4) Write the solution to this system of equations in (x,y)


form. How do you know?
Table 1 Table 2
x y x y
-2 5 -3 12
0 7 0 3
1 8 -1 0
5 12 -3 -6

4) ANSWER:
Table 1 Table 2
x y x y
-3 4 }+1 -3 12 } -3
-2 5 }+1 -2 9
-1 6 -1 6
0 7 0 3
1 8 -1 0
5 12 -3 -6

What do you notice about these two tables?


} -3

Challenge question: find the equation of these two systems.


5): I can solve for the values of x and y using one equation.
T / F
Why or why not?

Example:

Can I solve for x and y in this equation: x + 5y = 38? Try to


explain this in writing or using a graph.
5) ANSWER: True. I can find two unknown values, but there
are many possible solutions and not just one set of
numbers that works.

Discuss this with your partner. Why do you think so?

Here is a graph of one equation: What are some solutions


on the graph?
6) Let’s test out our thinking….

• Find the equations that represent these lines. (y = ______ ; y


= _______)
• Solve for the values of (x,y) using any method.
6)
A
-1
1
2

= y- intercept = slope triangle = SOLUTION

A: slope: 2 / 1 = 2 y – intercept: -1 Equation A  y = 2x – 1


B: slope: -1/1 = -1 y – intercept: 2 Equation B  y= -x + 2
SOLUTION: (1,1) There are other methods. Check your answer!