Posted by shae on Wednesday, May 2, 2012 at 10:05am.
use elimination to solve this problem
x +8y = 3
4x  2y = 7

Algebra  Reiny, Wednesday, May 2, 2012 at 10:57am
first one times 4 > 4x + 32y = 12
keep the the 2nd > 4x  2y = 7
subtract them
34y = 5
y = 5/34
sub into original first
x + 8(5/34) = 3
x = 3  40/34 = 31/17
x = 31/17 , y = 5/34
( checked the answer)