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Posted by **anna** on Saturday, January 9, 2010 at 1:45pm.

x+3y=8

x=4-3y

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**Jdawg**, Saturday, January 9, 2010 at 3:08pmcollect the like terms

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**Anna**, Saturday, January 9, 2010 at 3:16pmYou cannot do that on a system of equations like this

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**Marth**, Saturday, January 9, 2010 at 4:11pmTry manipulating the equations so that all terms are on the left side. You may find that a solution does not exist.

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**PsyDAG**, Sunday, January 10, 2010 at 5:50pmx+3y=8

x=4-3y

By substitution, you get:

(4 - 3y) + 3y = 8

Since the y-terms cancel out, there is no solution.

I hope this helps a little more.

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