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Real-World Decisions Based on Systems of Linear Equations
Resource: Systems of Linear Equations Your Turn (Numbers file)
Required Materials: iPad, Numbers app, Safari, Internet access
Description: I created this resources for my College Algebra courses to use after introducing and examining the methods to solve systems of linear equations. The students work in groups of two to complete this activity. There are research and analysis components:
- research two truck-rental companies (and costs) 🚛
- research two restaurants that serve pizza (and costs) 🍕
- compile all data and write the systems of linear equations to model the companies and restaurants
- analyze the systems of equations and write the solutions
Outcomes: After completing this resource, the students can discuss their results and expand their findings by applying this type of analysis to other comparisons that they may encounter in the real-world.
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