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Lesson 1: Intro to systems of equations

# Systems of equations: trolls, tolls (1 of 2)

A troll forces us to use algebra to figure out the make-up of his currency. We end up setting up a system of equations. Created by Sal Khan.

## Want to join the conversation?

• Is it possible to solve this problem using the computer science software on Khan Academy?
• It is possible, although Sal's method is by far the easiest.
• Are there other ways to solves these types of equations?
• And there are other ways too, that look different, and use different specific steps, but are ultimately "equivalent" to the above. Matrix Inversion is one such example. That comes with "Linear Algebra", a more advanced topic. The beauty of using matrices to represent your set of linear equations is how well it lends itself to solutions by machine (as opposed to "by hand").
• sals drawings are really good
• LIKE HOW DID He draw a entire troll
• The troll at the end: Thanks bro I really needed someone to count my loot for me
• Sal is on track to replace both my math and art teacher
• ys fr
(1 vote)
• hmm, interesting video.
• fr! How is sal that good at drawing tho
• I guess to the troll is moved by the action of the human rescuing someone because the troll gave the human 1 extra minute. Did anyone notice that? 😂
• How would you use this in real life (besides solving riddles to save princesses lol)