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

May 9, 2016

$x = - 1 , y = 0$

#### Explanation:

$- 5 x - 3 y = 5$
$5 x - 5 y = - 5$

$\implies - 8 y = 0$

$\implies y = 0$

Using the obtained value of $y$, obtain the value of $x$ using equation

$- 5 x - 3 y = 5$
$- 5 x - 3 \left(0\right) = 5$
$- 5 x = 5$
$x = - 1$