Is there a difference between solving a system of equations by the algebraic method and the graphical method? Why?

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- May 27th 2005, 12:05 PMJUSFORELNeed help
Is there a difference between solving a system of equations by the algebraic method and the graphical method? Why?

- May 31st 2005, 07:28 AMhpeQuote:

Originally Posted by**JUSFOREL**

$\displaystyle

x^4 + 2y^4 + x^2y^2 = 2 \,\,\,\,\,

sin(x+y) + cos(2x-y) = 1

$

Impossible to solve algebraically, you can however find approximate solutions graphically.

Numerical (approximate) solution methods are superior to both in this case.