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System for solving the King's problems

9 videos
6 skills
Whether in the real world or a cliche fantasy one, systems of equations are key to solving super-important issues like "the make-up of change in a troll's pocket" or "how can order the right amount of potato chips for a King's party." Join us as we cover (and practice with examples and exercises) all of the major ways of solving a system: graphically, elimination, and substitution. This tutorial will also help you think about when system might have no solution or an infinite number of solutions. Very, very exciting stuff! If you want more examples, feel free to look at the other tutorials in this topic. Common Core Standards: 8.EE.C.8, 8.EE.C.8a, 8.EE.C.8b, 8.EE.C.8c

Trolls, tolls, and systems of equations

VIDEO 6:51 minutes
A troll forces us to use algebra to figure out the make-up of his currency. We end up setting up a system of equations

Solving the troll riddle visually

VIDEO 5:41 minutes
Solving the system of equations visually. Now we can save the prince/princess

Solving systems graphically

VIDEO 2:22 minutes
Some practice solving systems graphically (exercises available at http://www.khanacademy.org/math/algebra/systems-of-eq-and-ineq/e/graphing_systems_of_equations )

Graphing systems of equations

PRACTICE PROBLEMS
Graph a system of equations in slope-intercept or standard form

King's cupcakes: Solving systems by elimination

VIDEO 9:00 minutes
Using simple elimination to figure out how many cupcakes are eaten by children and adults

How many bags of potato chips do people eat?

VIDEO 9:21 minutes
Using elimination to solve a system of equations

Simple elimination practice

VIDEO 4:18 minutes
Practice solving systems of equations through simple elimination (exercise at http://www.khanacademy.org/math/algebra/systems-of-eq-and-ineq/e/systems_of_equations_with_elimination_0.5 )

Systems of equations with simple elimination

PRACTICE PROBLEMS
Solve systems of equation with one-step elimination (e.g., x-values or y-values cancel each other out).

Systems with elimination practice

VIDEO 5:31 minutes
Example of solving systems of equations with elimination

Systems of equations with elimination

PRACTICE PROBLEMS
Solving systems of equations with elimination.

Talking bird solves systems with substitution

VIDEO 5:21 minutes
Solving systems of equations with substitution.

Practice using substitution for systems

VIDEO 4:21 minutes
Example doing Khan Academy systems of equations exercise at: http://www.khanacademy.org/math/algebra/systems-of-eq-and-ineq/e/systems_of_equations_with_substitution

Systems of equations with substitution

PRACTICE PROBLEMS
Solve systems of equations using substitution

Systems of equations

PRACTICE PROBLEMS
Solve systems of equations with substitution and elimination.

Systems of equations word problems

PRACTICE PROBLEMS
Word problems with systems of equations.