   Chapter 11.CR, Problem 68E ### Algebra and Trigonometry (MindTap ...

4th Edition
James Stewart + 2 others
ISBN: 9781305071742

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Section ### Algebra and Trigonometry (MindTap ...

4th Edition
James Stewart + 2 others
ISBN: 9781305071742
Textbook Problem

# 6 7 − 7 0 . Using Cramer’s Rule to solve a system: Solve the system using Cramer’s Rule. { 12 x − 11 y = 140 7 x + 9 y = 20

To determine

To solve:

The system of equation {12x11y=1407x+9y=20 using Cramer’s rule.

Explanation

Approach:

The Cramer’s rule for the system in three variables is given below,

If a system of n linear equations in the n variable x1, x2,…, xn is equivalent to the matrix equation DX=B, and if |D|0, then its solutions are given below.

x1=|Dx1||D|, x2=|Dx2||D|,………, xn=|Dxn||D|

The matrix Dxi is obtained by replacing the ith column of D by the n×1 matrix B.

Calculation:

Consider the system of equations {12x11y=1407x+9y=20.

The matrix D is the coefficient matrix.

|D|=|121179|=1297(11)=108+77=185 ……(1)

The matrix Dx is obtained by replacing the first columns of D by the constant terms.

|Dx|=|14011209|=140920(11)=1260+220=1480 ……(2)

The matrix Dy is obtained by replacing the second columns of D by the constant terms

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