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Question from Mia:

I am supposed to look for x and y. my teacher didn't explain very well.
please help : ((
2x - y = 5
x/4 + y/3= 2

Hi Mia,

I would first eliminate the fractions. If you multiply both sides of the second equation by 4 and simplify you will have removed one of the fractions. Now multiply both sides of the resulting second equation by 3 and simplify you will have an equation with no fractions.

Can you solve the problem now? Write back if you need more assistance,


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