What are the x-coordinates of the solutions to this system of equations?
x^2+y^2=100
y=x+2

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(1) Answers

josep79

There are two answers (-8,-6) or (6,8). To find the answer, you simply insert x+2 for y, getting : x^2 +(x+2)^2 = 100. Distributed: 2x^2+4x+-96=0. Simplified: x^2+2x-48=0. Factored: (x+8)(x-6)=0. Then substitute these x-values to find y. Answer: (-8,-6) or (6,8)