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/14 marks Name: _______________ Linear Systems Around Us Much of what we cover in any math course helps to describe the world around us. In this assignment you will be hunting down information that will help prove that math exists in our every day lives. Your mission is to track down a system of linear equations and solve for the point of intersection. We have done this countless times in class, now let’s do it for real! 1. (2 marks) Gather print information from the newspaper, flyers, internet, etc. that can be boiled down to two linear equations. (You may use information about discount cards or discount plans, memberships, etc…) 2. (2 marks) Translate your print information into two linear equations. Rearrange into y = m x + b form. 3. (4 marks) Graph the system (two lines) using a computer, calculator, or by hand. 4. (4 marks) Solve the system to find the unknown variables and write a concluding statement regarding what you found through your solution. 5. You are to hand in: a. your print information b. the complete and neat worked solution c. a graph of the system d. your conclusions Task Checklist Did you include all items in number 5? Did you label the graph? Did you reference your choice of data? Did you explain your solution clearly?