Posted by Jamie on Friday, February 1, 2013 at 6:22pm.
Solve using the substitution method.
- Algebra - Alo, Friday, February 1, 2013 at 6:44pm
Well first you change x - 2y = .9 to x = .9 + 2y, by adding y from both sides of the equation.
Then, you substitute x=.9 + 27 into 4x - 3y = 13.1 to get 4(.9 + 2y)- 3y= 13.1. Use the distrubutive property and you get 4 * .9 = 3.6 and 4 * 2y = 8y.
Now you have 3.6 + 8y - 3y = 13.1. Simplify to get 3.6 + 5y = 13.1, since 8y - 3y = 5y.
So you subtract 3.6 from both sides to get 5y = 9.5. Divide this by -9 on both sides to get y = 1.9
Plug this in to one of the equations: x - 2y = .9 to get x - 2(1.9) = .9.
You get x - 3.8 = .9. Add 3.8 to both sides to get x=4.7.
The answer is (4.7 , 1.9)
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