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Verbal

Explain whether a system of two nonlinear equations can have exactly two solutions. What about exactly three? If not, explain why not. If so, give an example of such a system, in graph form, and explain why your choice gives two or three answers.

A nonlinear system could be representative of two circles that overlap and intersect in two locations, hence two solutions. A nonlinear system could be representative of a parabola and a circle, where the vertex of the parabola meets the circle and the branches also intersect the circle, hence three solutions.

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When graphing an inequality, explain why we only need to test one point to determine whether an entire region is the solution?

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When you graph a system of inequalities, will there always be a feasible region? If so, explain why. If not, give an example of a graph of inequalities that does not have a feasible region. Why does it not have a feasible region?

No. There does not need to be a feasible region. Consider a system that is bounded by two parallel lines. One inequality represents the region above the upper line; the other represents the region below the lower line. In this case, no points in the plane are located in both regions; hence there is no feasible region.

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If you graph a revenue and cost function, explain how to determine in what regions there is profit.

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If you perform your break-even analysis and there is more than one solution, explain how you would determine which x -values are profit and which are not.

Choose any number between each solution and plug into C ( x ) and R ( x ) . If C ( x ) < R ( x ) , then there is profit.

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Algebraic

For the following exercises, solve the system of nonlinear equations using substitution.

    x + y = 4 x 2 + y 2 = 9

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          y = x −3 x 2 + y 2 = 9

( 0 , −3 ) , ( 3 , 0 )

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          y = x x 2 + y 2 = 9

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          y = x x 2 + y 2 = 9

( 3 2 2 , 3 2 2 ) , ( 3 2 2 , 3 2 2 )

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          x = 2 x 2 y 2 = 9

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For the following exercises, solve the system of nonlinear equations using elimination.

4 x 2 −9 y 2 = 36 4 x 2 + 9 y 2 = 36

( −3 , 0 ) , ( 3 , 0 )

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x 2 + y 2 = 25 x 2 y 2 = 1

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2 x 2 + 4 y 2 = 4 2 x 2 −4 y 2 = 25 x −10

( 1 4 , 62 8 ) , ( 1 4 , 62 8 )

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y 2 x 2 = 9 3 x 2 + 2 y 2 = 8

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x 2 + y 2 + 1 16 = 2500 y = 2 x 2

( 398 4 , 199 4 ) , ( 398 4 , 199 4 )

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For the following exercises, use any method to solve the system of nonlinear equations.

−2 x 2 + y = −5      6 x y = 9

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x 2 + y = 2   x + y = 2

( 0 , 2 ) , ( 1 , 3 )

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x 2 + y 2 = 1            y = 20 x 2 −1

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x 2 + y 2 = 1            y = x 2

( 1 2 ( 5 −1 ) , 1 2 ( 1 5 ) ) , ( 1 2 ( 5 −1 ) , 1 2 ( 1 5 ) )

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2 x 3 x 2 = y             y = 1 2 x

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9 x 2 + 25 y 2 = 225 ( x −6 ) 2 + y 2 = 1

( 5 , 0 )

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x 4 x 2 = y    x 2 + y = 0

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2 x 3 x 2 = y      x 2 + y = 0

( 0 , 0 )

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For the following exercises, use any method to solve the nonlinear system.

x 2 + y 2 = 9           y = 3 x 2

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x 2 y 2 = 9            x = 3

( 3 , 0 )

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x 2 y 2 = 9            y = 3

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x 2 y 2 = 9      x y = 0

No Solutions Exist

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x 2 + y = 2 −4 x + y = −1

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x 2 + y = 2           2 y = x

No Solutions Exist

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x 2 + y 2 = 25 x 2 y 2 = 36

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x 2 + y 2 = 1          y 2 = x 2

( 2 2 , 2 2 ) , ( 2 2 , 2 2 ) , ( 2 2 , 2 2 ) , ( 2 2 , 2 2 )

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16 x 2 −9 y 2 + 144 = 0                  y 2 + x 2 = 16

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       3 x 2 y 2 = 12 ( x −1 ) 2 + y 2 = 1

( 2 , 0 )

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       3 x 2 y 2 = 12 ( x −1 ) 2 + y 2 = 4

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3 x 2 y 2 = 12     x 2 + y 2 = 16

( 7 , −3 ) , ( 7 , 3 ) , ( 7 , −3 ) , ( 7 , 3 )

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x 2 y 2 6 x 4 y 11 = 0                     x 2 + y 2 = 5

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x 2 + y 2 −6 y = 7            x 2 + y = 1

( 1 2 ( 73 −5 ) , 1 2 ( 7 73 ) ) , ( 1 2 ( 73 −5 ) , 1 2 ( 7 73 ) )

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x 2 + y 2 = 6          x y = 1

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Graphical

For the following exercises, graph the inequality.

For the following exercises, graph the system of inequalities. Label all points of intersection.

x 2 + y < −5 y > 5 x + 10

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x 2 + y 2 < 25 3 x 2 y 2 > 12

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x 2 y 2 > −4 x 2 + y 2 < 12

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x 2 + 3 y 2 > 16 3 x 2 y 2 < 1

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Extensions

For the following exercises, graph the inequality.

y e x y ln ( x ) + 5

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y log ( x ) y e x

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For the following exercises, find the solutions to the nonlinear equations with two variables.

4 x 2 + 1 y 2 = 24 5 x 2 2 y 2 + 4 = 0

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6 x 2 1 y 2 = 8 1 x 2 6 y 2 = 1 8

( −2 70 383 , −2 35 29 ) , ( −2 70 383 , 2 35 29 ) , ( 2 70 383 , −2 35 29 ) , ( 2 70 383 , 2 35 29 )

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x 2 x y + y 2 −2 = 0                 x + 3 y = 4

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x 2 x y −2 y 2 −6 = 0                 x 2 + y 2 = 1

No Solution Exists

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x 2 + 4 x y −2 y 2 −6 = 0                             x = y + 2

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Technology

For the following exercises, solve the system of inequalities. Use a calculator to graph the system to confirm the answer.

x y < 1 y > x

x = 0 , y > 0 and 0 < x < 1 , x < y < 1 x

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Real-world applications

For the following exercises, construct a system of nonlinear equations to describe the given behavior, then solve for the requested solutions.

Two numbers add up to 300. One number is twice the square of the other number. What are the numbers?

12, 288

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The squares of two numbers add to 360. The second number is half the value of the first number squared. What are the numbers?

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A laptop company has discovered their cost and revenue functions for each day: C ( x ) = 3 x 2 −10 x + 200 and R ( x ) = −2 x 2 + 100 x + 50. If they want to make a profit, what is the range of laptops per day that they should produce? Round to the nearest number which would generate profit.

2–20 computers

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A cell phone company has the following cost and revenue functions: C ( x ) = 8 x 2 −600 x + 21,500 and R ( x ) = −3 x 2 + 480 x . What is the range of cell phones they should produce each day so there is profit? Round to the nearest number that generates profit.

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Questions & Answers

"7"has an open circle and "10"has a filled in circle who can I have a set builder notation
Fiston Reply
x=-b+_Гb2-(4ac) ______________ 2a
Ahlicia Reply
I've run into this: x = r*cos(angle1 + angle2) Which expands to: x = r(cos(angle1)*cos(angle2) - sin(angle1)*sin(angle2)) The r value confuses me here, because distributing it makes: (r*cos(angle2))(cos(angle1) - (r*sin(angle2))(sin(angle1)) How does this make sense? Why does the r distribute once
Carlos Reply
so good
abdikarin
this is an identity when 2 adding two angles within a cosine. it's called the cosine sum formula. there is also a different formula when cosine has an angle minus another angle it's called the sum and difference formulas and they are under any list of trig identities
Brad
strategies to form the general term
carlmark
How can you tell what type of parent function a graph is ?
Mary Reply
generally by how the graph looks and understanding what the base parent functions look like and perform on a graph
William
if you have a graphed line, you can have an idea by how the directions of the line turns, i.e. negative, positive, zero
William
y=x will obviously be a straight line with a zero slope
William
y=x^2 will have a parabolic line opening to positive infinity on both sides of the y axis vice versa with y=-x^2 you'll have both ends of the parabolic line pointing downward heading to negative infinity on both sides of the y axis
William
y=x will be a straight line, but it will have a slope of one. Remember, if y=1 then x=1, so for every unit you rise you move over positively one unit. To get a straight line with a slope of 0, set y=1 or any integer.
Aaron
yes, correction on my end, I meant slope of 1 instead of slope of 0
William
what is f(x)=
Karim Reply
I don't understand
Joe
Typically a function 'f' will take 'x' as input, and produce 'y' as output. As 'f(x)=y'. According to Google, "The range of a function is the complete set of all possible resulting values of the dependent variable (y, usually), after we have substituted the domain."
Thomas
Sorry, I don't know where the "Â"s came from. They shouldn't be there. Just ignore them. :-)
Thomas
GREAT ANSWER THOUGH!!!
Darius
Thanks.
Thomas
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Thomas
It is the  that should not be there. It doesn't seem to show if encloses in quotation marks. "Â" or 'Â' ... Â
Thomas
Now it shows, go figure?
Thomas
what is this?
unknown Reply
i do not understand anything
unknown
lol...it gets better
Darius
I've been struggling so much through all of this. my final is in four weeks 😭
Tiffany
this book is an excellent resource! have you guys ever looked at the online tutoring? there's one that is called "That Tutor Guy" and he goes over a lot of the concepts
Darius
thank you I have heard of him. I should check him out.
Tiffany
is there any question in particular?
Joe
I have always struggled with math. I get lost really easy, if you have any advice for that, it would help tremendously.
Tiffany
Sure, are you in high school or college?
Darius
Hi, apologies for the delayed response. I'm in college.
Tiffany
how to solve polynomial using a calculator
Ef Reply
So a horizontal compression by factor of 1/2 is the same as a horizontal stretch by a factor of 2, right?
KARMEL Reply
The center is at (3,4) a focus is at (3,-1), and the lenght of the major axis is 26
Rima Reply
The center is at (3,4) a focus is at (3,-1) and the lenght of the major axis is 26 what will be the answer?
Rima
I done know
Joe
What kind of answer is that😑?
Rima
I had just woken up when i got this message
Joe
Can you please help me. Tomorrow is the deadline of my assignment then I don't know how to solve that
Rima
i have a question.
Abdul
how do you find the real and complex roots of a polynomial?
Abdul
@abdul with delta maybe which is b(square)-4ac=result then the 1st root -b-radical delta over 2a and the 2nd root -b+radical delta over 2a. I am not sure if this was your question but check it up
Nare
This is the actual question: Find all roots(real and complex) of the polynomial f(x)=6x^3 + x^2 - 4x + 1
Abdul
@Nare please let me know if you can solve it.
Abdul
I have a question
juweeriya
hello guys I'm new here? will you happy with me
mustapha
The average annual population increase of a pack of wolves is 25.
Brittany Reply
how do you find the period of a sine graph
Imani Reply
Period =2π if there is a coefficient (b), just divide the coefficient by 2π to get the new period
Am
if not then how would I find it from a graph
Imani
by looking at the graph, find the distance between two consecutive maximum points (the highest points of the wave). so if the top of one wave is at point A (1,2) and the next top of the wave is at point B (6,2), then the period is 5, the difference of the x-coordinates.
Am
you could also do it with two consecutive minimum points or x-intercepts
Am
I will try that thank u
Imani
Case of Equilateral Hyperbola
Jhon Reply
ok
Zander
ok
Shella
f(x)=4x+2, find f(3)
Benetta
f(3)=4(3)+2 f(3)=14
lamoussa
14
Vedant
pre calc teacher: "Plug in Plug in...smell's good" f(x)=14
Devante
8x=40
Chris
Explain why log a x is not defined for a < 0
Baptiste Reply
the sum of any two linear polynomial is what
Esther Reply
divide simplify each answer 3/2÷5/4
Momo Reply
divide simplify each answer 25/3÷5/12
Momo
Practice Key Terms 4

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