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MTH 220 Week 3 Participation Prompt Week 3, Day 5 (Saturday)

MTH 220 Week 3 Participation Prompt Week 3, Day 5 (Saturday)
 

In this learning activity, discuss with the other members of your group your experiences with matrices.

Post a 150-word response to one of the discussion prompts by Day 5 in the discussion area below:

Prompt 1

View the following Week 3 videos:

 

 

 

Patrick Just Math Tutorials: Solving a Linear System of Equations by Graphing
 

 

Patrick Just Math Tutorials: Linear System of Equations: Solving using Substitution
 

 

Patrick Just Math Tutorials: Linear System of Equations: Solving using Elimination by Addition
 

 

 

Answer the following questions:

 

 

 

After learning the three methods of solving linear systems of equations, which method do you prefer? Why? 

 

 

 

What makes this method better than the others?
 

 

If you were to share your method, what would you say to a fellow classmate to convince them that your method is the best?
 

 

 

 
 

 

 

Prompt 2

View one of the following Week 3 videos:

 

 

 

Khan Academy: Intro to Matrices
 

 

Patrick Just Math Tutorials: Matrices: Basic Matrix Operations (add, subtract, multiply by constant)
 

 

 

Answer the following questions:

 

 

 

How do you determine when you can multiply 2 matrices? What do these results tell you? Provide an example with your explanation.
 

 

 

Prompt 3

Do the following:

 

 

 

Search the internet for real-world applications of matrices. Share the application you discovered with the class along with how it relates to systems of equations. Be sure to reference the source.
 

 

 

Note: All Khan Academy content is available for free at www.khanacademy.org.

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