## Elementary Linear Algebra 7th Edition

The solution is $x=300$ and $y=315$. This mean that the two graphs intersect. Their slopes are so similar that on the scale presented on the graph they seem almost parallel. To see that they are not parallel, the range of $x$ should be increased.
We will first solve this system: Step 1: Express $y$ in terms of $x$ from the first equation: $$20y=21x\Rightarrow y=\frac{21}{20}x$$ Step 2: Put this into the second equation and find $x$: $$13x-12\times\frac{21}{20}x=120$$ which becomes $$13x-\frac{63}{5}x = 120\Rightarrow \frac{2}{5}x=120$$ and this gives $$x=120\times\frac{5}{2} = 300.$$ Step 3: Use this calculated value for $x$ to find $y$: $$y=\frac{21}{20}\times 300 = 315.$$ The solution is $x=300$ and $y=315$. This mean that the two graphs intersect. Their slopes are so similar that on the scale presented on the graph they seem almost parallel. To see that they are not parallel, the range of $x$ should be increased.