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Simultaneous equations on graphs

Simultaneous equations on graphs

You can represent the solution of simultaneous equations graphically:

The point of intersection of the lines/curves/equations - satisfies it and is thus a solution

lines/curves/equations - satisfies it and is thus a solution Using the discriminant - to find the

Using the discriminant - to find the number of solutions

A line or a quadratic could have:

- Two solutions

- One solution

- Zero solutions

Using the discriminant - you can determine the number of points of intersection

Linear: y = mx + c Quadratic: y = ax + bx + c

Where they could potentially intersect - they would have the same y values where:

y = y mx + c = ax + bx + c

0 = ax + (b − m)x + (c − c )

Now, you have an equation in the format: a + bx + c = 0

ax + (b − m)x + (c − c ) = 0

When b − 4ac > 0:

There is two possible values of x

Showing that there is two intersections/real soltuion

b − 4ac > 0 : − There is two possible values of x − Showing