# math (eliminations)

5x=-3y-9
2x-5y=-16

elimination

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1. set into standard format

5x+3y = -9
2x-5y = -16

Now multiply by proper ratios to eliminate y:

25x+15y = -45
6x-15y = -48

31x = -93
x = -3

now substitute that value for x into either of the original equations to get y.

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posted by Steve

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