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using the equations editor to format systems of equations?

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Amy Rountree
I would like to ask students to solve systems of equations that are shown as 2 equations that are in a bracket, as seems to be common in algebra textbooks. Is there a way to use the equations editor to do this? Currently the bracket only allows one line of an equation and not two, as is formatted in a lot of textbooks.

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Bruce Sharp

Hi Amy,

You can do this in ASCII as a matrix with one element in each row.

`{(x-y=3),(x+y=7):}`

the code above results in this:

 

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Amy Rountree

Thanks! This works like a charm! 

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Bruce Sharp

If I remember correctly, I put a third line between the equations with a big ampersand. I'm not sure if it still works, but having the extra symbol between the equations confused the Photomath App. ;)

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