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Homework Help: Systems of equations help.

  1. Aug 14, 2006 #1
    How do I solve this:
    .5x+.5y=.5
    .5x^2+.5y^2=1/3
     
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  3. Aug 14, 2006 #2

    Pythagorean

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    working with multiple equations to find an equal multiple of variables requires solving and subsitution.

    First, pick x or y, and one equation, and solve the chosen equation for the chosen variable.

    The term that x is equal to can be substituted in for x in the leftover equation to find a specific y, which can then be substituted into either equation to find x.
     
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