• Aug 8th 2010, 09:51 PM
GAVREED2
Can someone help me solve these questions i'm finding it really difficult.....

SIMULTANEOUS EQUATION

2x+y=7
3x-y=3

SOLVE ALGEBRAICALLY

(a) y= x^2 + 3x -8
y= x - 5

(b) Write down the formula to find the roots of the equation
(c) Use the formula to find the roots of: 3x^2-9x-16=0
• Aug 8th 2010, 09:59 PM
pickslides
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Originally Posted by GAVREED2

2x+y=7
3x-y=3

$\displaystyle 2x+y=7$ ...(1)
$\displaystyle 3x-y=3$ ...(2)

Using (1) $\displaystyle 2x+y=7\implies y = 7-2x$ and subbing this into (2)

$\displaystyle 3x-(7-2x)=3$ Can you finish it?

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Originally Posted by GAVREED2
.....

SOLVE ALGEBRAICALLY

(a) y= x^2 + 3x -8
y= x - 5

$\displaystyle y=y$

$\displaystyle x^2 + 3x -8=x-5$

$\displaystyle x^2 + 2x -3= 0$

Can you have a go from here? (if not my answer to the next question might help!)

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Originally Posted by GAVREED2
(c) Use the formula to find the roots of: 3x^2-9x-16=0

For $\displaystyle ax^2+bx+c=0\implies x = \frac{-b\pm\sqrt{b^2-4ac}}{2a}$