# How do you solve using elimination of #2x - 3y = 12# and #3x + 5y = -1#?

##### 1 Answer

#### Explanation:

On paper you should line the equations up, one below the other:

In elimination, you have to find the least common multiple between one of the variables. I prefer to eliminate

You’ll have to multiply

Now you have to combine the equations by subtracting the bottom equation from the top:

Notice that we added

Now to isolate

Now that we found

Now, we subtract

Divide both sides by

And there you go!

Hope this helps!