Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free
x Turn on thread page Beta
    • Thread Starter

    Consider this 2x2 system of linear equations

    x + 2y = 3
    2x-y = -4

    Examine the constants in the first equation and describe any patterns. Repeat for the second equation.

    I'm being ask to determine the pattern across and down for the x values only.

    Any ideas??
    • PS Helper

    PS Helper
    Questions like this are really badly worded... you could say literally anything for them. Like 1+2=3 in the first equation; or the constant term on the RHS is equal to the square of the coefficient of x multiplied by the coefficient of y in each case, etc... Does it tell you what it's trying to get at by asking it? What's the next part of the question?
How are you feeling about your exams?
Useful resources

Make your revision easier


Maths Forum posting guidelines

Not sure where to post? Read the updated guidelines here


How to use LaTex

Writing equations the easy way

Student revising

Study habits of A* students

Top tips from students who have already aced their exams

Study Planner

Create your own Study Planner

Never miss a deadline again

Polling station sign

Thinking about a maths degree?

Chat with other maths applicants

Can you help? Study help unanswered threads

Groups associated with this forum:

View associated groups

The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

Write a reply...
Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.