  System of Equations

As many of you know, math can be a very difficult subject for a great number of people. Yet it doesn’t need to be. Mad Math is a monthly article which will help you with mathematical problems you may encounter. This month we’ll be dealing with a system of equations. So you may find yourself in a situation where you need to know the value of two or even three objects at a time. This is a scenario in which you should use a system of equations. In school you’re often taught about substitution, elimination, and of course WolframAlpha.com. However, there is a 4th and much easier way to solve these types of equations: The Tesseractian Constant, or TC for short! What’s that, you may ask? Well don’t. Nobody knows. It’s a numerical constant from an alternate dimension that gives you prophetic visions of the future. Just slip it into your work and voila! You’re done! Let’s examine the following set of equations: x + y + z = 6 2x + 2y = 6 2z + 2y - 4x = 6 xyz = 6 We can of course solve this with the conventional means of substitution or elimination. Here I use substitution. Feel free to check my math! 