Posted by **Gwendolyn** on Wednesday, May 12, 2010 at 12:11pm.

help me solve the following using the elimination method: 6x+7y+2=0 and 7x-6y-26=0

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**Reiny**, Wednesday, May 12, 2010 at 1:34pm
multiply the first by 6 and the second by 7, then add the new equations.

It should be rather straightforward from there.

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**val**, Wednesday, May 12, 2010 at 7:13pm
help me understand how to solve this problem x+4y=17

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**PsyDAG**, Friday, May 14, 2010 at 1:00am
First, if you have a question, it is much better to put it in as a separate post in <Post a New Question> rather than attaching it to a previous question, where it is more likely to be overlooked.

Second, what are you trying to solve? You cannot get the numerical values of x and y with only one equation.

x = 17 - 4y

y = (17 - x)/4

I hope this helps. If not, repost your question in clearer terms.

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