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Solve by using elimination:

7x - 2y =3
2x +y = 4

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    (1) 7x - 2y =3
    (2) 2x + y = 4

    look to see which variable is easier to get rid of. since the first equation has -2y, multiple the 2nd equation by 2, so that you get 2y. -2y + 2y = 0, so you will have eliminated the y variable

    Multiple (2) by 2
    2 (2x + y = 4) = 4x + 2y = 8

    Add the two equations together
    7x - 2y = 3
    4x + 2y = 8
    11x + 0 = 11
    11x = 11
    x = 1

    Substitute x = 1 in either equation (1) or (2) to find y.

    7x - 2y = 3
    7(1) - 2y = 3
    7 - 2y = 3
    2y = 4
    y = 2

    To check
    substitute x = 1, y = 2
    in the other equation (1)
    2x + y = 4
    2(1) + 2 = 4
    2 + 2 = 4
    4 = 4
    so it's correct

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    Thanks a lot:D

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    you're welcome

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