# How do you solve the system of equations #5x -2y= -10# and #3x + 6y = 66#?

##### 1 Answer

May 7, 2016

x= 2, y=10

#### Explanation:

Equate both expressions for y in terms of x,

that is :

For 5x -2y = -10,

5x -2y = -10

-2y = -10 -5x

-y = -5 -

y = 5 +

For 3x + 6 y = 66,

y = 11 -

Hence to solve the simultaneous equations,

equate both the expression for y,

5 +

Solve for x, x = 2

then solve for y, y =10