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What is the solution to the system of equations 

 

𝑥 − 2𝑦 = 19, 𝑥 + 3𝑦 = 14

 Nov 5, 2018
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x - 2y  = 19     ⇒  x   =  19 + 2y      (1)

x + 3y  = 14    (2)

 

Sub (1) into (2)  for x  and we have

 

[ 19 + 2y ]  + 3y  = 14

19 + 5y  = 14    subtract 19 from both sides

5y = - 5    divide both sides by 5

y = - 1

 

And using (1) we have that

x = 19 + 2(-1)  =  19 - 2  =  17

 

So

 

(x, y)   =  ( 17, - 1)

 

 

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 Nov 5, 2018

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