# How do you solve #-5x + 14y = 16 ; -3x + 9y = 12#?

##### 1 Answer

Jan 2, 2017

#### Explanation:

Given

[1]

[2]

Multiply each equation by a constant to make coefficients of

[2]=[1]

[3]=[2]

Add [2] and [3] to get rid of

[4]

Divide both sides of [4] by

[5]

Substitute

[6]

Simplifying

[7]

[8]

[9]