How do you solve the following system?: #3x -9y =-13 , -2x +17y = 8#
multiply first statement by "2" and the second statement by "3" to get to a common coefficient of 'x'
then, subtract second statement from first statement
now that y is isolated, we know that
to solve for x, substitute the value for 'y' into one of the statements
divide the statement by 3
lastly, solve for lowest common denominator