Systems of Equations 2

Directions: Using the integers -9 to 9 at most one time each, fill in the boxes to create a system of equations with a solution in that’s as close to the origin as possible.


How can you tell which solution is closer to the origin?


The solution that is closest to the origin which has been found so far is y = (9/-1)x + -2 and y = (8/1)x + 2 which has a solution at (-4/17, 2/17). Have you found a solution that is even closer to 0? Let us know in the comments.

Source: Robert Kaplinsky

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  1. Even closer to zero system is: y=9/8x+0 and y=-9/1x+-1 it hits the point (8/81, 1/9)

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