# How do you solve and find the ordered pairs 2x + 5y =-9 & 3x -4y = -2?

Jul 15, 2018

$x = - 2 , y = - 1$

#### Explanation:

Multiplying the first equation by $3$ and the seond by $- 2$ we get

$6 x + 15 = - 27$
$- 6 x + 8 y = 4$
$23 y = - 23$
so $y = - 1$
$2 x - 5 = - 9$
$2 x = - 4$
so $x = - 2$