# How do you solve the simultaneous equations #7a - 3b = 17 # and #2a + b = 16#?

##### 2 Answers

#### Explanation:

[1]

[2]

Multiply both sides of [2] by

[3]

Add [1] and [3]

[4]

Divide both sides by

[5]

Substitute

[6]

Simplify

[7]

#### Explanation:

We are given

Let's get the

Now, let's add

Now, substitute

Let's check to see if our answers are correct by plugging in the values we found for both