# How do solve the following linear system?: # -3x -8y = -9 , 4 x+ 16y = 2 #?

##### 2 Answers

#### Explanation:

Given

[1]

[2]

Multiplying [1] by

[3]

Adding [2] and [3]

[4]

Dividing both sides of [4] by

[5]

Substituting

[6]

[7]

So we have

We can verify this result by substituting these values for

See a solution process below:

#### Explanation:

**Step 1) Solve both of the equations for

**Equation 1:**

**Equation 2:**

**Step 2)** Because the left side of each equation are equal we can now equate the right side of each equation and solve for

**Step 3)** Substitute

**The Solution Is:**