



 
Hi Rana, One way you can approach this pair of equations is to solve the first equation for $x$ by multiplying each side of the first equation by $\large \frac13 .$ This results in \[x = \frac73 y.\] At this point substitute this value of $x$ into the second equation and solve for $y.$ As you can see this involves working with fractions. If you would rather not work with fractions then there is a second approach. If you look at the two original equations you will see that the coefficient of $x$ in the first equation is 3 and the coefficient of $x$ in the second equation is 5. Multiply both sides of the first equation by 5 to get \[15 x = 35 y.\] Multiply both sides of the second equation by 3 and the coefficient of $x$ in the second equation will be 15. Substitute $15 x = 35 y$ into the second equation and solve for $y.$ Penny  


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