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4x - y = 3

 

2x + 3y = 19

 

Will I get the same answer no matter if I solve for x or y on any problem? 

 Apr 29, 2019
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You will get the same answer

 

4x - y = 3    ⇒  y = 4x - 3   (1) 

 

2x + 3y = 19    (2)

 

Put  (1) into (2)  for y  and we have

 

2x + 3(4x - 3)  = 19       simplify

 

2x + 12x - 9  = 19

 

14x - 9  =  19       add 9 to both sides

 

14x  = 28     divide both sides by 14

 

x  = 2

 

And using (1)  y  =  4(2) - 3  =  5

 

 

cool cool cool

 Apr 29, 2019

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