Posted by tootles on Friday, February 8, 2013 at 4:09pm.
solve by the elimination method 5u+3v=17, 2u+v=7 would there be a solution or not?

Math  Steve, Friday, February 8, 2013 at 4:26pm
since the lines have different slopes, they must intersect at a point somewhere.
5u+3v = 17
6u+3v = 21
now subtract one from the other to make the v's go away, and solve for u.
Then plug u back in to get v.
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