# Thread: Solving Simultaneous Equations Using Matrices

1. ## Solving Simultaneous Equations Using Matrices

I followed the step by step outline in my textbook to solve this equation, but I still got it wrong.

Could you please tell me where I went wrong and how to fix it?

Thank you!

2. Originally Posted by positiveion
I followed the step by step outline in my textbook to solve this equation, but I still got it wrong.

Could you please tell me where I went wrong and how to fix it?

Thank you!

The product of your inverse matrix and constant matrix is incorrect. It should be

$\frac{1}{13}\left[\begin{array}{c}39 \\ 13 \end{array}\right]$

3. Hello, positiveion!

How did you get 40 and 18 ?

$\begin{bmatrix}x\\y\end{bmatrix} \:=\:\tfrac{1}{13}\begin{bmatrix}2&3\\\text{-}3&2\end{bmatrix}\begin{bmatrix}3\\11\end{bmatrix } \;=\; \tfrac{1}{13}\begin{bmatrix}2(3) + 3(11) \\ \text{-}3(3) + 2(11) \end{bmatrix}$ . $= \;\tfrac{1}{13}\begin{bmatrix}39 \\ 13\end{bmatrix} \;=\;\begin{bmatrix}3\\1\end{bmatrix}$

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