# How do you solve the following system?:  8x - 2y = - 4 , 2x – y = -4

May 21, 2018

$x = 1$ and $y = 6$
multiplying the second equation by $- 2$ and adding to the first we get
$4 x = 4$ so
$x = 1$
$8 - 2 y = - 4$
$y = 6$