Question #22204

1. Solve the following simultaneous equations by using Cramer’s rule
3x+2y=13
2x-y=4

Expert's answer

We need to find 3 determinants for matrices

| 3 2| |13 2 | |3 13|

| 2 -1| | 4 -1 | |2 4|

for the first D=3*(-1)-2*2=-7

for the second Dx=13*(-1)-2*4=-21

for the third matrix Dy=3*4-2*13=-14

Then by Cramer's rule x=Dx/D=3, y=Dy/D=2 so x=3,y=2

If you have problems with understanding Cramer's rule please check the video below. We shot it to discuss and explain Cramer's rule application.

| 3 2| |13 2 | |3 13|

| 2 -1| | 4 -1 | |2 4|

for the first D=3*(-1)-2*2=-7

for the second Dx=13*(-1)-2*4=-21

for the third matrix Dy=3*4-2*13=-14

Then by Cramer's rule x=Dx/D=3, y=Dy/D=2 so x=3,y=2

If you have problems with understanding Cramer's rule please check the video below. We shot it to discuss and explain Cramer's rule application.

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