# URGENT ALGEBRA

posted by vera

4x-5y=-19
2x+17=y

what is the solution of the system?

1. Reiny

I would use substitution here.
your second equation describes what y is
It said y = 2x+17
so sub that into the first

4x + 5y = -19
4x + 5(2x+17) = -19
4x + 10x + 85 = -19
14x = -104
x = -104/14
x = 52/7

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