Solving for the sytems of equiation using the elimination method.

Book gives answers 3,2. I have tried using all the numbers to solve for x and y.

I do get the 3,2. Don't know if this is another error in the book.


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  1. leave the first equation, but multiply the second by 2

    8x+10y=44 , now subtract them

    -14y = -28

    back into the first

    8x - 8 = 16
    8x = 24

    so x=3, y=2 like the textbook had

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