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Find the sum of the x-coordinates of the solutions to the system of equations  y = |x^2-6x+5| and y = (29/4)-x .

 May 25, 2020
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Find the sum of the x-coordinates of the solutions to the system of equations  y = |x^2-6x+5| and y = (29/4)-x .

 

Be careful - there are three solutions.  This graph should help you find them.  Simply equating the two functions, but ignoring the absolute value part of the first function will give you two of the solutios.  You need to be more careful to get the solution between x = 1 and x = 5 though.

 

 May 25, 2020

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