There is no single variable, so substitution is not a good method in this case. However, notice that the signs of the #y#terms are opposite. It will be easy to make the #y#-terms into additive inverses.

#color(white)(xxxxxxx)9x+2y=-24 color(white)(xxxxxxxx)A#

#color(white)(xxxxxxx)3xcolor(red)(-6y) =+12 color(white)(xxxxx.xxx)B#

#A xx 3:" "27xcolor(red)(+6y) =-72 color(white)(xxxxxxxx)C#

#B+C:" "30x =color(white)(xxx) -60#

#color(white)(xxxxxxxx)x =color(white)(xxxx) -2#

Substitute #-2 " for " x# in A

#color(white)(xxx) 9(-2) +2y =-24#

#color(white)(xxxx) -18 +2y =-24#

#color(white)(xxxxxxxxxx)2y =-24+18#

#color(white)(xxxxxxxxxx)2y =-6#

#color(white)(xxxxxxxxxxx)y =-3#