Example 3: Solving systems by substitution  Systems of equations  8th grade  Khan Academy  Summary and Q&A
TL;DR
Learn how to solve and graph a system of equations by substituting values to find the point of intersection.
Key Insights
 ❣️ Solving a system of equations involves finding the values of x and y that satisfy both equations.
 😑 Substitution is a method used to solve a system of equations by replacing one variable with an expression from another equation.
 😥 The point of intersection in a system of equations is the solution, where both equations are true.
 😥 Graphing a system of equations helps visualize the solution by identifying the point of intersection on the coordinate plane.
 😃 Slopeintercept form (y = mx + b) is useful for graphing equations and understanding their slopes and yintercepts.
 💱 The slope of a line represents the rate of change, while the yintercept is the value of y when x is 0.
 😥 Substituting values into equations and solving algebraically allows for precise determination of the point of intersection.
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Questions & Answers
Q: How do you solve a system of equations?
To solve a system of equations, you can use substitution by replacing one variable with an expression from another equation. This allows you to find the values of the variables that satisfy both equations simultaneously.
Q: What is the point of intersection in a system of equations?
The point of intersection is the solution to the system of equations. It is the values of the variables that make both equations true when substituted into each equation.
Q: What is the slopeintercept form of an equation?
The slopeintercept form of an equation is y = mx + b, where m is the slope of the line and b is the yintercept. This form allows for easy graphing and interpretation of the equation.
Q: How do you graph a system of equations?
Graphing a system of equations involves plotting the equations on a coordinate plane. The point of intersection of the two lines represents the solution to the system. Plot the equations using their slopes and yintercepts to observe where they intersect.
Summary & Key Takeaways

To solve a system of equations, substitute one equation into the other to satisfy both constraints.

Example equations: y  x = 5 and 9x + 3y = 15.

Solve for x by substituting y in the second equation with 5 + x, then solve for y to find the values of x and y that satisfy both equations.