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

##### 1 Answer

Aug 5, 2016

To solve, substitute the

#### Explanation:

The first equation is already solved for

Next, use the distributive property to simplify our equation:

Now, let's combine

Next, add

The final step in solving for y is to divide each side by

We've now solved for y. Now, we have to solve for x. The easiest way to do this is to substitute our y-value into the first equation, since it's already solved for x:

Using our x and y value and combining them to get an ordered pair, we now have our answer: