How do you solve the following system?: -x -8y =-3, 6x -4y = -4

1 Answer
Jun 6, 2018

$x = - \frac{175}{11} , y = \frac{26}{11}$

Explanation:

Writing your System in the form
$- x - 8 y = - 3$
$3 x - 2 y = - 2$
Multiplying the first equation by $3$ and adding to the second we get
$- 26 y = - 11$
so
$y = \frac{26}{11}$
we get
$- x = - 3 + 8 \cdot \frac{26}{11}$
$x = - \frac{175}{11}$