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Ch 28: SHSAT Math: Systems of Linear Equations

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This chapter covers everything you need to know about solving linear system equations for the math portion of the SHSAT exam. Use the engaging video lessons and self-assessment quizzes to quickly get up to speed!

SHSAT Math: Systems of Linear Equations - Chapter Summary

The resources in this chapter help you prepare for questions about systems of linear equations on the SHSAT test. By the end of the chapter, you will have reviewed the following:

  • What a system of equations is
  • Solving word problems using a systems of equations
  • Using the substitution method to solve two-variable system of equation problems
  • The elimination method used to solve a linear system with three variables
  • Solving a linear system in three variables with infinite solutions or no solution

Lessons are broken down into individual components, so concepts are easy to understand. Each lesson is less than ten minutes long, making studying quick and easy. Use the practice questions to test your knowledge after each question and the video tags to quickly jump to topics you want to review again.

SHSAT Math: Systems of Linear Equations Chapter Objectives

This chapter is designed to help you answer questions on the math portion of the SHSAT exam, which will test you on both computation and word problems. This test section includes 50 multiple-choice questions. You will have two and a half hours to complete both the math and verbal sections of the test. Although it is up to you how you divide the time, it is recommended to spend no more than 75 minutes on the math questions. The SHSAT test is required to apply to New York City's specialized high schools.

5 Lessons in Chapter 28: SHSAT Math: Systems of Linear Equations
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
What is a System of Equations?

1. What is a System of Equations?

So what happens if we want to compare more than one equation? Welcome to a 'system' of equations! Learn what one is, how to solve them and when they come up in real life.

How Do I Use a System of Equations?

2. How Do I Use a System of Equations?

There are a few classic algebra word problems, such as the one about two trains traveling at different speeds. In this lesson, you'll learn how to take a word problem and convert it into the system of equations that will allow you to find the answer using either substitution or elimination.

How to Solve a System of Linear Equations in Two Variables

3. How to Solve a System of Linear Equations in Two Variables

Watch this video lesson to learn how you can solve a system of linear equations in two variables by using the substitution method. Learn how easy it is to use on any linear system in two variables.

How to Solve a Linear System in Three Variables With a Solution

4. How to Solve a Linear System in Three Variables With a Solution

After watching this video lesson, you will be able to solve a linear system in three variables using the elimination method. Learn the simple operations that are needed to solve your system.

How to Solve a Linear System in Three Variables With No or Infinite Solutions

5. How to Solve a Linear System in Three Variables With No or Infinite Solutions

In this video lesson, you will learn to recognize when a linear system has no solution or an infinite number of solutions. You will also learn how to go about solving each of these types of systems.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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