Section 5.1 Systems of Linear Equations in Two Variables

Before Starting this Section, Review

  1. 1 Graphs of equations (Section 2.2 , page 186)

  2. 2 Graphs of linear equations (Section 2.3 , page 204)

Objectives

  1. 1 Verify a solution to a system of equations.

  2. 2 Solve a system of equations by the graphical method.

  3. 3 Solve a system of equations by the substitution method.

  4. 4 Solve a system of equations by the elimination method.

  5. 5 Solve applied problems by solving systems of equations.

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