solve for m and p
Please help me solve this algebraically
Please review -
Solving systems of equations by substitution : http://www.purplemath.com/modules/systlin4.htm
Solving systems of equations by addition/elimination : http://www.purplemath.com/modules/systlin5.htm
Since none of the
terms has a coefficient of
, the addition method has the advantage.
Notice that if you were to multiply the top equation through by
, that would make it easy to eliminate
and solve for
1.) Multiply both sides of the top equation by
2.) Multiply both sides of the bottom equation by
3.) Add together. The
terms drop out.
4.) Solve the resulting equation for
5.) Take the value of m that you got in step 4, plug it in for
in the first equation, and solve the resulting equation for
6.) Check both values from steps 4 and 5 into both original equations.
(whatever m equals),
(whatever p equals).
Please follow the above steps to complete the solution.
If you get stuck, please reply showing the steps that you followed and what you got for each step.