How do you solve the following system: #5x + 8y = -2, 6x+3y=-12#?
The solution for the system is
First, we want to make either x or y by itself, so that later we can plug it back into the equation.
So the 2 equations are
Let's solve for
Now, we plug in the value we just got for y back into the first equation,
Since we now know the value of x, we can plug that value back into the equation,
The solution is the
Final answer: The solution for the system is