# What is #y# and #x# when #y= 2x-11# and #y= x- 8# ?

##### 2 Answers

x = + 3 y = -5

#### Explanation:

One way to solve the problem is to subtract the two equations from each other.

so

Solving for

now put the value of +3 into either equation and solve for y

To check put these values into the second equation

# -5 = -5 check

x = +3 y = -5

#### Explanation:

substitute

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