# How do you solve the system of equations #-16x - 4y = 12# and #- 4x + y = - 11#?

##### 1 Answer

#### Explanation:

Given 2 equations, let us number them

we can simplify this equation by 4 , it would be easier for solving

the two equations are:

First we add both equations :

second, let us substitute the value of

Third, check if the values

therefore,x=1 and y=-7#