# How do you solve the equations #8x + 3y = 16# and #2x + y = 4#?

##### 1 Answer

Apr 16, 2018

#### Explanation:

There are different methods to solve these equations.

Solving using the Elimination method

Consider the given equations:

In order to make the coefficients of the variable 'y' the same, multiply equation (2) with 3.

Then,

Now, in order to eliminate the variable 'y', subtract (3) from (1).

Then we get,

That is,

Now, substitute this value in (2).

Then,