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Posted by on Wednesday, August 8, 2012 at 11:31am.

Can you help me solve this problem by elimination?
4x-2y=16
5x+7y=1

  • Elementary Algebra - , Wednesday, August 8, 2012 at 11:55am

    divide the first by 2, then solve for y
    y = 2x-8
    sub into the second
    5x + 7(2x-8) = 1
    19x = 57
    x = 3
    then y = 2(3) - 8 = -2

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