# How do you solve #s+b=28# and #16s+19b=478#?

##### 2 Answers

There are several ways to solve this type of problem. I think the substitution method to be a good choice for this particular problem.

#### Explanation:

Substitution method:

Rewrite the first equation as:

Substitute

Distribute the 16:

Subtract 448 from both sides:

Combine like terms:

Divide both sides by 3

Substitute 10 for b into the first equation:

Check

This checks.

See the entire solution process below:

#### Explanation:

Step 1) Solve the first equation for

Step 2) Substitute

Step 3) Substitute

The solution is: