# How do you solve the following linear system: # 3x + y = 1 , x + 2y = -4 #?

##### 1 Answer

Dec 14, 2015

Original Equations:

First, you isolate a variable. I chose to set the second equation equal to

Next, plug the above equation for

Multiply it out and combine like terms.

Now, solve for

Plug in

The answer is