# math

can you show me how to solve linear systems step by step?????
2x+y=5
x-y=1

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1. Take the two equation two unknown down to one unknown by either adding or subtracting the second equation from the first so that one of the uknowns is removed.

2x+y=5
+ x-y=1
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3x=6
x=2

Then plug the newly found x value into one of the equations to find y. In this case:

2(2)+y=5
y=5-4
y=1

Verify by inserting the values for both x and y into the equations to make sure they work.

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