Can you show me how to go about solving these problems? I'm suppose to translate the given information into a system of equations and solve the system to determine the two numbers.
#1. One number exceeds a second number by 8. Three-fourths of the larger number is 3 more than the smaller number.
With the problem #2, I want to make sure I'm doing it right.
I'm suppose to determine whether each ordered pair is a solution of the given system of linear equations.
When I plug (-0.5,0) into the equation I get
2(-0.5) + 3(0)=3
-3 = 3 ,
8(-0.5) = 12(0)-4
- 4.0 = 4
-4 = -4 ,
So would (-0.5,0) not be a solution to both equations since one 3 is negative and the other is a positive 3? I know it would of been a solution if it was -4 = -4 and the other was 3 = 3, but I'm not sure since one three is negative.