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Posted by **cecelia** on Wednesday, January 2, 2008 at 3:03am.

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**drwls**, Wednesday, January 2, 2008 at 3:44amAssuming you know how to calculate a determinant, the answer is

x = |24 -6| / |3 -6| = -18/-9 = 2

....|-23 5|/ |-4 5|

You can get y by substitution of x=2 in either equation, or from a separate ratio of determinants.

If you are not familiar with the notation, nor why I chose those numbers, nor how to calculate the determinants, then you need to review the subject. Your textbook should contain that information.

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**drwls**, Wednesday, January 2, 2008 at 3:48amThose are supposed to be square 2 x 2 matrices in numerator and denominator of my previous answer. It is hard to get the type spacing right to align the top and bottom halves. The | | symbols denote the determinant of the matrix.

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