# How do you solve the following system?: # 1/2x=y-1 , 1/2x+1/3y=5 #

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#### Answer:

#### Explanation:

Notice that both equations coefficient of

This makes life easy as we can 'get rid' of one for the variables.

To solve an equation easily you need just one variable and a relationship to some constant.

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Given:

It is common practice to convert them so that they are of form

Equation (2) has the lesser value of

Add

Add 6 to both sides giving:

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I am choosing equation (1) for substitution of y

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