# How do you solve the following linear system: # 8x - 7y = -3 , 6x - 5y = -1 #?

##### 1 Answer

#### Explanation:

In order to solve systems of linear equations, we can use either of the three methods (1) elimination, (2) substitution, and (3) graphing. For this question I would use the elimination because I am more used to it and I think that it is quicker to do but note that using any of the three methods would give you the same result.

[Solution]

Multiplying the first equation by 3 and multiplying the second equation by 4 would make the coefficients of the first terms of both equations 24. This would allow us to eliminate the

Subtracting the two equations...

Once we get the value of

[Checking byt substituting

*First Equation

*Second Equation

Since both equations were satisfied by the computed values, we know that our answer is correct!