# How do you complete the ordered pair (?, 0) given –2x + y = 3?

Mar 28, 2018

$x = \frac{3}{- 2}$

#### Explanation:

Since they provided you with (?,0) and $- 2 x + y = 3$
you would complete the ordered pair by substituting 0 for y in the equation in order to find ?

$- 2 x + 0 = 3$

$- 2 x = 3$ (Divide both sides by -2 to isolate the variable)

$x = \frac{3}{- 2}$

? = 3/(-2)

Check your answer by plugging in $x = \frac{3}{- 2}$ and $y = 0$ into the given equation:

$- 2 \left(\frac{3}{- 2}\right) + 0 = 3$

$3 = 3$