Hello -
I have solved the following for x1 and x2 with z = 0.005 for b1=1 and b2=3. then again for b1=1.1 and b2=3. The answers vary by quite a bit for such a small change (0.5 to -2.495). can anyone tell me why this would be? thanks!
Hello -
I have solved the following for x1 and x2 with z = 0.005 for b1=1 and b2=3. then again for b1=1.1 and b2=3. The answers vary by quite a bit for such a small change (0.5 to -2.495). can anyone tell me why this would be? thanks!
When you solve a pair of equations like these, you are, from the geometrical point of view, finding the co-ordinates of the point of intersection of two straight lines.
If the lines are very nearly parallel, as these are, a very small change in the slope of either of the lines can cause a large movement in the point of intersection and hence a large movement in the solution of the two equations.