Posted by **Al** on Friday, September 16, 2011 at 3:20am.

solve equations by elimination

2x-6y=3 (1)

4x+9y=-1 (2)

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**Anonymous**, Friday, September 16, 2011 at 4:00am
Multiply first equation with -2

- 4 x + 12 y = -6

Note that, if you add down, the y's will cancel out.

- 4 x + 12 y = - 6

4 x + 9 y = - 1

( - 4 x + 4 x ) + ( 12 y + 9 y ) = -6 + ( -1 )

0 + 21 y = -6 - 1

21 y = - 7 Diwide both sides with 21

y = - 7 / 21

( Remark: 7 / 21 = 1 / 3 )

y= - 1 / 3

First equation:

2 x - 6 y = 3

2 x - 6 * ( - 1 / 3 ) = 3

2 x + 6 / 3 = 3

2 x + 2 = 3

2 x = 3 - 2

2 x = 1 Divide both sides with 2

x = 1 / 2

x = 1 / 2 , y= - 1 / 3

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**KK**, Friday, September 16, 2011 at 4:05pm
Thank You

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