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Name ________________________________________ Date ______________ Period ________ Algebra 1 – Systems of Equations “Performance Task” Steven wants to solve the system of equations below: −3 − 2 = −7 −5 + 4 = 3 1. Describe why an answer that looks like “ = _______” is not a sufficient solution to the problem above. 2. Steven is deciding between substitution and elimination method to solve the problem. Which method would you recommend Steven use to solve the problem? Explain to Steven why this method is better than the other. 2a. If you recommended substitution, then which variable would you isolate? Explain your choice. 2b. If you recommended elimination, then which variable would you eliminate? Explain your choice. recommended substitution 3a. Explain why Steven would need to use fractions to solve this system using substitution. recommended elimination 3b. Describe the operations Steven would apply to the system of equations before eliminating a variable. 4. Solve the system of equations in the space below.