# How do you solve the system of equations #-8x - 8y = 8# and #- 7x - 8y = 16# using elimination?

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Mar 29, 2018

#### Explanation:

Both have -8y so we can eliminate it by adding equation:

Solving for x would get you

Now plug this value into first equation:

So we have

Mar 29, 2018

#### Explanation:

multiply first row by

Now add the rows:

Now, we can use any row to obtain

Using