Using substitution method solve 3x+4y=7 2x-3y=-1

Using substitution method solve 3x+4y=7 2x-3y=-1

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Linear equations and graphs
asked 2021-02-11
Using substitution method solve
\(\displaystyle{3}{x}+{4}{y}={7}\)
\(\displaystyle{2}{x}-{3}{y}=-{1}\)

Answers (1)

2021-02-12
From the second equation, \(\displaystyle{2}{x}={3}{y}-{1}\), so \(\displaystyle{x}=\frac{{{3}{y}-{1}}}{{2}}.\)
Substitute for x in the first equation:
\(\displaystyle{3}\frac{{{3}{y}-{1}}}{{2}}+{4}{y}={7}\), multiply each side by 2:
\(\displaystyle{3}{\left({3}{y}-{1}\right)}+{8}{y}={14},{9}{y}-{3}+{8}{y}={14},{17}{y}={17},{y}={1},\) therefore \(\displaystyle{x}=\frac{{{3}-{1}}}{{2}}=\frac{{2}}{{2}}={1}\).
Solution: x=1, y=1.
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