Posted by Renee on .
Systems of Equations
x+4y = 8
2x3y = 16
x= 17.6
y= 2.4
Is this right?

algebra 
drwls,
No, it is not right. How did you get that?
Convert the first equation (by doubling both sides) to:
2x + 8y = 16
Put it above
2x  3y = 16
and add both sides.
You get 5y = 0
It is pretty clear what y must be.