MATH SOLVE

5 months ago

Q:
# Solve the simultaneous equations 2x+3y=13 4x-y=-2

Accepted Solution

A:

2x + 3y = 13

4x - y = -2

In the second equation, subtract 4x from both sides.

-y = -2 - 4x

Divide both sides by -1.

y = 2 + 4x

Put this into the first equation in place of y.

2x + 3(2 + 4x) = 13

Multiply everything in the parenthesis by 3.

2x + 6 + 12x = 13

Combine like terms.

14x + 6 = 13

Subtract 6 from both sides.

14x = 7

Divide 14 on both sides.

x = 7 / 14

x = 0.5

Put this into the second equation in place of x.

4(0.5) - y = -2

2 - y = -2

Subtract 2 from both sides.

-y = -4

Divide both sides by -1.

y = 4

So x = 0.5 and y = 4.

Hope this helps!

4x - y = -2

In the second equation, subtract 4x from both sides.

-y = -2 - 4x

Divide both sides by -1.

y = 2 + 4x

Put this into the first equation in place of y.

2x + 3(2 + 4x) = 13

Multiply everything in the parenthesis by 3.

2x + 6 + 12x = 13

Combine like terms.

14x + 6 = 13

Subtract 6 from both sides.

14x = 7

Divide 14 on both sides.

x = 7 / 14

x = 0.5

Put this into the second equation in place of x.

4(0.5) - y = -2

2 - y = -2

Subtract 2 from both sides.

-y = -4

Divide both sides by -1.

y = 4

So x = 0.5 and y = 4.

Hope this helps!