# How do you solve 2x-y=-1 and 3x+2y=-5?

##### 1 Answer

Sep 6, 2015

x = -1

y = -1

#### Explanation:

2x - y = - 1 -------------------(1)

3x + 2y = - 5 --------------(2)

Solve equation (1) for y

-y = - 1 - 2x

y = 1 + 2x

Put the value y = 1 + 2x in the equation (2)

3x + 2(1 + 2x) = - 5

3x +2 + 4x = - 5

7x = - 5 - 2

x = -1

put the value x = -1 in equation (1)

3(-1) +2y = -5

-3 + 2y = -5

2y = -5 +3