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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
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?

## 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
 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

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

} -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.

## 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

## 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