# How do solve the following linear system?: # -x+3y=-5 , 2x+7=-5y #?

##### 1 Answer

I have taken you to a point where you can solve for

#### Explanation:

Given:

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To solve a single equation you can only do so it contains only one unknown. So to solve any of these two we need to 'get rid of a variable'

Look at equation (1). We have a single

Consider equation (1)

Multiply by (-1) to make the

Add

Substitute for

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Substitute equation (3) into equation (1) or (2). You chose!

I will let you finish this off.