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2x-5y=9 and 3x+4y=25. Solve by the method of elimination.

Saturday, July 24th, 2010


1.    3x + 4y=25
2.    2x – 5y=9

We could rewrite these as follows by multiplying the first equation by 5 and the second by 4:

1.    15x + 20y = 125
2.    8x  – 20y = 36

If we add the above two equations, we can eliminate y:

23x = 161

So x =3D 7, and plugging this into the first equation we can figure out
y:  21 + 4y =3D 25,

so y = 1

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