# How do you solve the following system: 2x-y/2=4, -6x-2y=-14 ?

May 17, 2017

The answer will be $x = \frac{15}{7} \mathmr{and} y = \frac{4}{7}$

#### Explanation:

Firstly, simplify both the equations so that you can solve them easily.

Multiply both the sides of the first equation by $2$

$\left(2 x - \frac{y}{2} = 4\right) \times 2$ to get $\text{ } 4 x - y = 8$

Then divide both the sides of the second equation by $- 2$

$\left(- 6 x - 2 y = - 14\right) \div - 2$ to get $\text{ } 3 x + y = 7.$

Now both the equations are simplified.

Solve them by the simultaneous equation method as both of them are Linear equations.

$4 x - y = 8$
$\underline{3 x + y = 7}$
$7 x \text{ " =15" }$ (+ y and -y add to $0$)

$\therefore x = \frac{15}{7}$

Now substitute the value of $x$ into any of the above equations to get the value of y.

$4 x - y = 8 \text{ } \rightarrow 4 \left(\frac{15}{7}\right) - y = 8$
$\frac{60}{7} - y = 8$
$- y = 8 - \frac{60}{7}$

$y = \frac{60}{7} - 8$

$y = \frac{60 - 56}{7}$

$y = \frac{4}{7}$

Hence you get the values.In order to check whether the answers are correct or not you can substitute them in any of the above equations.
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