MAT 136 Discussion 2.docx - SNHU MAT 136 Discussion 2-1 Linear Equations Of the three ways to solve a system of equations I found that utilizing the

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SNHU MAT 136 Discussion 2-1 Linear Equations Of the three ways to solve a system of equations I found that utilizing the elimination process was the most efficient for me. This process allows the student to line up each equation on top of one another and find the X or Y value by addition or subtraction. X + Y = 6 X - Y= 2 2X = 8 2 X/2 = 8/2 X = 4 X=4 Now all you must do to complete the equation is plug the X (4) in either equation (X + Y = 6 or X - Y = 2) to solve for (Y). 4 + Y = 6 -4 = -4 Y = 2 Leaving you with (4,2) for your final answer. While trying to use the substitution method, I found that the overall equation was more complex than it needed to be in my humble opinion. Solving by graphing was graphing was great if you needed a visual representation on how to complete the equation.

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