# How do you solve the following system?: #8x +6y =9 , - 5x -7y = -2#

##### 2 Answers

With some arrangement.

#### Explanation:

Expand the first equation with term 5

Expand the second equation with 8.

Now you have:

Now sum these up:

or

Now you can find x using the first or second equation:

or

#### Explanation:

You can solve this system by using *Elimination* method.

You can eliminate either

I will eliminate

So multiplying eq.(i) by

Adding eq (iii) and (iv), you will get

Substituting