Posted by Mathew on Thursday, January 13, 2011 at 8:17pm.
Solve by using elimination:
7x  2y =3
2x +y = 4
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MATH  helper, Thursday, January 13, 2011 at 9:30pm
(1) 7x  2y =3
(2) 2x + y = 4
look to see which variable is easier to get rid of. since the first equation has 2y, multiple the 2nd equation by 2, so that you get 2y. 2y + 2y = 0, so you will have eliminated the y variable
Multiple (2) by 2
2 (2x + y = 4) = 4x + 2y = 8
Add the two equations together
7x  2y = 3
4x + 2y = 8
11x + 0 = 11
11x = 11
x = 1
Substitute x = 1 in either equation (1) or (2) to find y.
7x  2y = 3
7(1)  2y = 3
7  2y = 3
2y = 4
y = 2
To check
substitute x = 1, y = 2
in the other equation (1)
2x + y = 4
2(1) + 2 = 4
2 + 2 = 4
4 = 4
so it's correct

MATH  Mathew, Thursday, January 13, 2011 at 9:40pm
Thanks a lot:D

MATH  helper, Thursday, January 13, 2011 at 9:52pm
you're welcome
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