# How do you solve #8x-5y= -46# and #8x+ 86=y# using substitution?

##### 1 Answer

May 29, 2018

#### Explanation:

You have the value for y. This makes substitution easier.

Distribute terms and combine like terms.

We are left with

Solve for x by isolating it.

Add 430 to both sides

Divide both sides by -32

Oops. Forgot to solve for y.

Plug the value in for x into one of the equations.

Simplify.

Add 96 to both sides.

Divide both sides by -5

Now, check your answers. Plug -12 for x and -10 for y in the second equation.

Simplify