# How do you solve the system of equations#-8x+5y=-8# and #-16x-y=-16# by elimination?

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Jul 31, 2018

#### Explanation:

Hence,

Jul 31, 2018

#### Explanation:

The perfect scenario for the elimination method is if one of the variables can be additive inverses.

Multiply the first equation by

If

Which gives