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7. Check your answer. Do this by plugging into the equation, but also use intuition to make
sure that the answer makes sense. Mistakes can often be identified by acknowledging
that the answer just doesn’t make sense.
Let’s start things off with a couple of fairly basic examples to illustrate the process. Note as well
that at this point it is assumed that you are capable of solving fairly simple linear equations and so
not a lot of detail will be given for the actual solution stage. The point of this section is more on
the set up of the equation than the solving of the equation. © 2007 Paul Dawkins 71 http://tutorial.math.lamar.edu/terms.aspx College Algebra Example 1 In a certain Algebra class there is a total of 350 possible points. These points come
from 5 homework sets that are worth 10 points each and 3 hour exams that are worth 100 points
each. A student has received homework scores of 4, 8, 7, 7, and 9 and t...
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This note was uploaded on 06/06/2012 for the course ICT 4 taught by Professor Mrvinh during the Spring '12 term at Hanoi University of Technology.
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