1. ## can someone check my math please?

i have 3 equations and i have to solve for a,b,c

the equations:
a=4.3-0.056b-51.2c
b=20.76-51.2a-4130.1c
c=0.352-0.055a-0.009b

i got
a=3.47
b=42.3
c=-0.003

it would be great if someone could just double check my work. thanks

2. Originally Posted by ixi
i have 3 equations and i have to solve for a,b,c

the equations:
a=4.3-0.056b-51.2c
b=20.76-51.2a-4130.1c
c=0.352-0.055a-0.009b

i got
a=3.47
b=42.3
c=-0.003

it would be great if someone could just double check my work. thanks
You can double-check your own work just by plugging the values back into your equations. However the first equation fails miserably.

What method are you expected to use to solve this?

-Dan

3. there's no required method. we're just suppose to solve for the letters.

i took the equation of b and plugged it into a
and got a=3.92+15.11c

then i plugged that equation into c
and got b=15.2-1034.4c

then plugged that one onto equation b and got b=6.9-3606.2c

then using the two b equations:
b=15.2-1034.4c
b=6.9-3606.2c
got c= -0.003

since a=3.92+15.11c
and c= -0.003
a= 3.47

then b=42.3

i guess i made a calculation mistake somewhere. i'll go back and redo it.