Posted by Cam on .
I need help solving these problems by using the substitution problem
2x3y=16
5x+2y=21

College Math 
Steve,
substitution is a method, not a problem (though it appears to be a problem for you! :)
taking the first equation, solve for x or y:
x = (16+3y)/2
now "substitute" that into the other equation
5(16+3y)/2 + 2y = 21
80+15y + 4y = 42
19y = 38
y = 2
so, x = (166)/2 = 5
check that (5,2) fits both original equations, just to be sure