That looks good so far, now you need to factorise the quadratic to solve for x, you should get two solutions:
(x - 2)(x + 3) = 0
x = 2, x = -3
then from there substitute both in to find your respective y values
Hello,
I've just started on Non-linears and am Stuck on my first problem.
Heres the equations:
x^2 + y^2 =13
y = x+1
This is how far I've got, I would appreciate it if someone could show me where I'm going wrong.
- x^2 + (x+1)(x+1) = 13
- x^2 + (x^2+x+x+1) =13
- 2x^2 + 2x + 1 = 13
- 2x^2 + 2x -12 = 0
- x^2 + x -6 = 0
Now I'm stuck.
I've done this over and over and keep getting x^2=3 yet I know it should be x=2
Nice, of course it is! Thanks.
The answers should come out as x = 2 and y = -3
However if I put this in to the second equation y=x+1
Then y = 2+1 which is 3, not -3.
What's the deal with that?
I have a serious issue with +s and -s.
Are the answers I was given wrong?
If I put it in the first:
x^2 + y^2 = 13 so;
- 2^2 + -3^2 = 13
- 4 + -9 = -3 ...which isn't 13!
I know +9 makes 13, but WHY does -3^2 = 9?! as -3^3 = -27.
I think I'm missing some serious basic maths.
If I am, any suggestions on things I should practice or learn?
I was stuck straight in the top set at school, and was rarely taught the basics, just throw straight in to the difficult things.
EDIT:
OK now I understand a - * - = +
That still doesn't answer why "y = 2+1 is 3, not -3.
NO, x= 2 and y= -3 can't be the correct answer: it does not satisfy the second equation y= x+ 1.
I suspect you have misunderstood what is given as the two correct answers. From the quadratic equation you got, x= 2 or x= -3. Then from y= x+ 1, y= 2+1= 3 or y= -3+ 1= -2. The two answers to the problem are "x= 2 and y= 3" and "x= -3 and y= -2".
x= 2, y= -3 is NOT a correct answer!However if I put this in to the second equation y=x+1
Then y = 2+1 which is 3, not -3.
What's the deal with that?
[quote]I have a serious issue with +s and -s.
Are the answers I was given wrong?
If I put it in the first:
x^2 + y^2 = 13 so;
- 2^2 + -3^2 = 13
- 4 + -9 = -3 ...which isn't 13!
You have written the second equation incorrectly- all of y is squared:
Oh, by the say, 4- 9 is not -3, either, it is -5.
Again, it is NOT "-3^2"- the negative is as much part of y as the "3" is: (-3)^2= (-3)(-3)= +9.I know +9 makes 13, but WHY does -3^2 = 9?! as -3^3 = -27
I think I'm missing some serious basic maths.
I hope you don't mean exactly what you are writing here. If you have 2 banana cream pies on the table and put one more banana cream pie on the table, you have three banana cream pies, not negative three!If I am, any suggestions on things I should practice or learn?
I was stuck straight in the top set at school, and was rarely taught the basics, just throw straight in to the difficult things.
EDIT:
OK now I understand a - * - = +
That still doesn't answer why "y = 2+1 is 3, not -3.