# How do you solve #2x – 8y = 8# and #-x + 4y = 4 #?

##### 1 Answer

Aug 26, 2016

You need to manipulate the equations just a bit

#### Explanation:

The equations given:

may be put in a more convenient form. For example, if we divide the whole first equation by 2, the solutions don't change:

so now we can add the two equations and eliminate

which is *false*. The answer is then that the system given has no solutions.