# How do you solve #2x + 6y = 2# and #x + 5y = 3# using matrices?

##### 1 Answer

Oct 23, 2016

#### Answer:

(see below for solution using matrices).

#### Explanation:

Write the given equations

in augmented matrix form

Divide the first row by

Subtract the (new) first row from the second row

Divide the (new) second row by

Subtract

Note that this is equivalent to the expressions