# How do you solve the system # y = 2x + 1#, #y = 3x - 7#?

##### 1 Answer

Nov 15, 2015

2x + 1 = 3x - 7

1=x-7

x=8

y= 17

#### Explanation:

There are two equations explaining the value of y.

y is 2x + 1

y is also 3x - 7

Therefore, those values must be equal.

2x + 1 = 3x - 7

Continue till you get x= 8

Then substitute for x in any of those 2 equations.

y = 17