MAT 116 Week 7 DQs

Mat 116 Week 7 Discussion Question 1

Post your responses to the following:


Systems of equations can be solved by graphing, using substitution, or elimination. What are the pros and cons of each method?

Which method do you like best? Why?

What circumstances would cause you to use a different method?


Respond to your classmates by indicating pros and cons they may not have considered. If you chose different methods, try to persuade them to see the value of the method you like best. Describe situations in which you might use their methods of solving equations.


Mat 116 Week 7 Discussion Question 2

 Post your responses to the following:

Review Examples 2–4 in section 8.4 of the text.

How does the author determine what the first equation should be?

What about the second equation?

How are these examples similar? How are they different?

Find a problem in the text that is similar to Examples 2–4. Post the problem for your classmates to solve.


Respond to your classmates by asking clarifying questions, or by expanding a classmate’s response. Help your classmates solve the problem you posted by providing feedback or hints, if necessary. You may also want to provide an explanation of your solution after a sufficient number of classmates have replied.


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