# How do you solve the system #x+y=2# and #x-y=4#?

##### 1 Answer

Mar 8, 2016

The solution is

#### Explanation:

In this case the solution can be found by using the "elimination method". Looking at the two equations I see that you have

Add the two equation together and get:

x = 3 Now substitute

The solution is

Now you can, and should, verify that your answer is correct by substituting the solution in the second equation. If it works out, you have the correct answer.