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    Algebraic Versus Graphical Solution of Linear Equations

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    For solving a system of equations, is there a difference between using an algebraic method and using the graphical method? Explain why or why not, and include a numerical example to illustrate your point.

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    There is a big difference. Algebraic methods are much more powerful in general. Whereas graphical methods can only be used to solve systems of linear equations involving up to 3 variables, algebraic methods can be used with an arbitrary number of variables. Also, graphical methods in general only yield an approximate ...

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    We discuss the merits of the algebraic and graphical methods for solving systems of simultaneous linear equations and illustrate with an example.