# How do you solve x+2y=5 and 2x-3y=-4?

##### 1 Answer

#### Explanation:

Ok. So prefer the elimination method, but you can do this with substitution as well.

First put the equations on top of each other

Then find the variable that would be easiest to cancel out. I think it's

Now let's add the two equations together!

or just

Now we simply divide by -7 to get

But wait! We're not done!

Plug

which simplifies to

So we subtract 4 from both sides, and get

Hope this helps!