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System Message

[00:00:00] *** Please note: All sessions are recorded for quality control. ***

Angel (Customer)

[00:00:05] (1,4,2) -2x-y+5z=12 3x+2y-z=7 -5x+4y+2z=-17

Rebecca M (Tutor)

[00:00:11] Hello!

[00:01:23] How can I help?

Angel (Customer)

[00:02:08] Hello, i need help on this..

Rebecca M (Tutor)

[00:02:18] what are the directions?

Angel (Customer)

[00:03:01] well it gives the ordered triple
number

[00:03:19] but it wants to know if it is
the correct

[00:03:23] pair

Rebecca M (Tutor)

[00:03:32] Do you know how to check it?

Angel (Customer)

[00:03:52] not entirely sure

Rebecca M (Tutor)

[00:04:42] So we plug 1 in for x, 4 in for y and 2 in for z and see if it = 12 in the first equation

Angel (Customer)

[00:05:14] okie dokie then

Rebecca M (Tutor)

[00:05:09] -2(1) - (4) + 5(2) = ?

Angel (Customer)

[00:06:06] 39?

[00:07:18] oops i mean -4

Rebecca M (Tutor)

[00:07:18] so close!

Angel (Customer)

[00:07:48] 4

Rebecca M (Tutor)

[00:07:46] you got it!

Angel (Customer)

[00:08:22] awesome i feel somewhat
smarter

Rebecca M (Tutor)

[00:08:19]

[00:08:24] so it doesn't equal 12

[00:08:27] it equal 4

Angel (Customer)

[00:08:36] no

Rebecca M (Tutor)

[00:08:31] so it's not a solution

Angel (Customer)

[00:08:46] ok

[00:09:10] would that apply for the other
equations too

Rebecca M (Tutor)

[00:09:14] yes

Angel (Customer)

[00:09:36] ok then also i got one more

Rebecca M (Tutor)

[00:09:30] is it a system or do we have to check each one/

Angel (Customer)

[00:10:05] its...

[00:10:39] the same kind of problem but
instead i have to find out
what the ordered triple is

Rebecca M (Tutor)

[00:10:44] ooooo...so fun!

Angel (Customer)

[00:11:00] i know right

[00:12:13] 2x-4y+3z=1 6x+2y+10z=19 - 2x+5y-2z=

Rebecca M (Tutor)

[00:12:21] want to write it on the whiteboard?

[00:13:53] beautiful!

[00:14:06] Any idea where to start?
Do you have a battle plan?

Angel (Customer)

[00:14:37] from what i know you find out
which variable to get rid of
first

Rebecca M (Tutor)

[00:14:47] correct

[00:14:53] any favorites?

Angel (Customer)

[00:15:27] i think x

Rebecca M (Tutor)

[00:15:28] ok let's get rid of x

[00:15:36] do you know how to do that?

Angel (Customer)

[00:16:52] lemme see, you have to
multiply by -3

Rebecca M (Tutor)

[00:17:00] to use the 1st two equations?

Angel (Customer)

[00:17:17] yes

Rebecca M (Tutor)

[00:17:17] go for it

[00:20:13] -10y -z = 16

[00:20:17] that's what I got

[00:20:27] I mean

Angel (Customer)

[00:20:37] -10y+-z=16

Rebecca M (Tutor)

[00:20:37] -10y + z = 16

Angel (Customer)

[00:21:19] THEN..

Rebecca M (Tutor)

[00:22:08] I would multiply the bottom one by -3

[00:22:18] and add the 2nd and 3rd together

[00:24:34] great!

Angel (Customer)

[00:24:54] yeah!

Rebecca M (Tutor)

[00:25:17] now I would mulitply that blue equation by -16 to get rid of y

Angel (Customer)

[00:26:23] :0

[00:26:42] brb lemme get my calculator

Rebecca M (Tutor)

[00:26:39] ok

[00:26:42] good idea

Angel (Customer)

[00:27:05] im back

Rebecca M (Tutor)

[00:27:02]

[00:30:11] it doesn't come out to a whole number

Angel (Customer)

[00:30:44] no it doesnt did i do
something wrong

Rebecca M (Tutor)

[00:30:56] let me check, this might take a minute, do you have time?

Angel (Customer)

[00:31:11] yes

Rebecca M (Tutor)

[00:31:17] double check that the problem is written correctly

Angel (Customer)

[00:32:54] oh i think i see whqt went
wrong

Rebecca M (Tutor)

[00:32:57] ok what do you see?

Angel (Customer)

[00:33:24] its supposed to be -z

Rebecca M (Tutor)

[00:33:24] where?

Angel (Customer)

[00:33:36] for the blue equation

Rebecca M (Tutor)

[00:33:39] no because

[00:33:50] -9z + 10z = z

Angel (Customer)

[00:34:37] oh /:0 ok then

Rebecca M (Tutor)

[00:34:49] But your original problem is written down correctly?

Angel (Customer)

[00:35:09] ok then

Rebecca M (Tutor)

[00:36:03] I don't see anything wrong with what you did.

[00:36:12] You're sure the problem is written down correctly?

Angel (Customer)

[00:36:28] im positive

Rebecca M (Tutor)

[00:37:23] so
y = -243/147

[00:37:30] that's just ugly

[00:37:33] sorry

Angel (Customer)

[00:37:50] thats ok

Rebecca M (Tutor)

[00:37:56] now let's find z

Angel (Customer)

[00:38:29] ok

Rebecca M (Tutor)

[00:38:41] Let's subtract the 1st and 3rd equations

[00:38:48] and we'll get

[00:39:05] -y + 5z = -1

[00:39:11] ok?

Angel (Customer)

[00:39:26] okie dokie

Rebecca M (Tutor)

[00:40:28] let's multiply the second one by -5

[00:43:18] let's just leave it as 79/49

Angel (Customer)

[00:43:48] in that case 1.61

[00:45:14] in my book in the back they
have -1/2, 1, 2

[00:45:27] for that problem

Rebecca M (Tutor)

[00:45:20] ugh

Angel (Customer)

[00:45:55] im really sorry

Rebecca M (Tutor)

[00:47:01] I
don't know what to tell you

[00:47:05] I can't find the problem

[00:47:25] one more sec, if you have time

Angel (Customer)

[00:47:47] i do

Rebecca M (Tutor)

[00:47:53] for the first equation...

[00:48:04] 2x + 4y + 3z =1

[00:48:12] if you plug in your answers from the book,

[00:48:44] we get 2(-1/2) + 4(1) +3(2)

[00:48:53] that equals -1 +4 +6

[00:48:59] which equals 9 not 1

Angel (Customer)

[00:49:25] what da heck

Rebecca M (Tutor)

[00:49:20]

[00:49:45] it works for the second equation

[00:50:07] but not the 3rd one

Angel (Customer)

[00:50:33] oh i see

Rebecca M (Tutor)

[00:50:51] what do you see?

Angel (Customer)

[00:52:13] oh i gots to go

Rebecca M (Tutor)

[00:52:11] bummer

[00:52:17] ok, well good luck

[00:52:31] sorry i couldn't be more help

Angel (Customer)

[00:52:51] dont sweat it

Rebecca M (Tutor)

[00:52:46]

Angel (Customer)

[00:53:03] thanks for the help though

Rebecca M (Tutor)

[00:52:57] ok

[00:53:00] good night

Angel (Customer)

[00:53:19] good night