Simultaneous Equations.

• Oct 12th 2011, 04:18 PM
JibblyJabbly
Simultaneous Equations.
I was wondering if you could doublecheck this question please:

g) $y=2x$ and $y = 2x^2$
y = 4 and x = 2

How would I do this?

h) $y= 6 - x^2$ and $y = 4x +1$
• Oct 12th 2011, 04:37 PM
skeeter
Re: Simultaneous Equations.
Quote:

Originally Posted by JibblyJabbly
I was wondering if you could doublecheck this question please:

g) $y=2x$ and $y = 2x^2$
y = 4 and x = 2

no

How would I do this?

h) $y= 6 - x^2$ and $y = 4x +1$

g)

$2x = 2x^2$

$2x - 2x^2 = 0$

$2x(1 - x) = 0$

$x = 0$ and $x = 1$

h)

$6-x^2 = 4x+1$

$0 = x^2 + 4x - 5$

factor and use the zero product property to solve for x
• Oct 13th 2011, 02:48 AM
sbhatnagar
Re: Simultaneous Equations.
In case a graph helps...

g) $y=2x,y=2x^2$. The red line is $y=2x^2$ and the blue line is $y=2x$.

Clearly solutions are $x=0,1$

h) $y=6-x^2,y=4x+1$. The red line is $y=4x+1$ and the blue line is $y=6-x^2$.

Clearly solutions are $x=1,-5$
Yet another way to do (g): $y=2x$ and $y=2x^2$:
If x and y are not 0, $\frac{y}{y}= /frac{2x^2}{2x}$, [tex]1= x[/itex]. And if x= 1, what is y?