posted by tootles .
solve by the elimination method 5u+3v=-17, 2u+v=-7 would there be a solution or not?
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.