Posted by **Lauren ** on Thursday, January 31, 2013 at 8:37pm.

Multi-Step Equations

Systems of Equations

x + y = 0

5x + 2y = -3

this is what i got so far....

x + y = 0 ----> x = 0 - y

5x + 2y(0-y) = -3

please help!!!!

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**Jessica**, Thursday, January 31, 2013 at 8:42pm
you have it right so far

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**Lauren **, Thursday, January 31, 2013 at 8:46pm
i know but can you please help me do the rest

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**Jessica**, Thursday, January 31, 2013 at 8:50pm
you take 2 times 0 to get rid of the y, then you have 5x= negative three figure out x or else you are never going to learn. Is this due tomorrow?

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**Lauren **, Thursday, January 31, 2013 at 8:58pm
yes

you don't have to give me the answer

I just wanted you to write it out so that I can understand and figure out the answer myself.

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**Jessica**, Thursday, January 31, 2013 at 9:00pm
2x0=0

5x=-3

what is x?

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**bobpursley**, Thursday, January 31, 2013 at 9:00pm
x + y = 0

5x + 2y = -3

y=-x

5x+2(-x)=-3

5x-2x=-3

3x=-3

divide both sides by 3

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**Lauren **, Thursday, January 31, 2013 at 9:01pm
i got -0.6.... i don't think that's the answer for x...

I'm solving for x and then I have to su solve for y

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**Jessica**, Thursday, January 31, 2013 at 9:02pm
that is not right what grade are you in bobpursley?

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**Jessica**, Thursday, January 31, 2013 at 9:03pm
gtg

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**Lauren **, Thursday, January 31, 2013 at 9:04pm
bobpursley is a teacher on jiskha hw help

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**Lauren **, Thursday, January 31, 2013 at 9:05pm
5x + 2y(0-y) = -3

don't you minus 2y on both sides (under -y)????

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**Jessica**, Thursday, January 31, 2013 at 9:11pm
yeah.you are right.

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