April 14, 2024

Solving simultaneous equations

If we have two unknowns, for example x and y, and two equations, then we can solve for x and y simultaneously.

Solving simultaneous equations

There are 3 methods to solve simultaneous equations.

Elimination

Multiply an equation and then subtract it from the other in order to eliminate one of the unknowns.

Elimination

Substitution

Rearrange and then substitute one in to another.

Substitution

Graph

Graph both lines on your GDC. Where they intersect will be the solution to the equation.

Note that this method is also great when you have to solve more complex equations.

Graph