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# algebra help?

linear combination method

6x + 7y = 26

2x - y = 22

.

4x + 3y = -4

3x + 2y = -1

.

3x - 4y = 14

9x - 12y = 48

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5x - 8y = 10

6x - 7y = -1

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6x + 5y = -4

5x - 8y = 21

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• Mafia
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6x + 7y = 26

2x - y = 22

6x + 7y = 26

7(2x - y = 22)

6x + 7y = 26

14x -7y = 154

20x = 180

180/20 = x

9 = x

plug-in x in one of the original equations and find y.

Do same with the rest.

• 1 decade ago

This method uses the principals of "two equations with two unknowns" and "substitution". So, let's do the first SET;

Let's use the first equation of 6x + 7y = 26 and solve for x. We subtract 7y from both sides to get 6x = 26 - 7y. Now we divide both sides by 6, and get x = (26 - 7y) / 6. We simplify to x = 26/6 - 7y/6. Now that we KNOW what x is equal to, we can substitute it into the SECOND equation 2x - y = 22, whcih becomes 2(26/6 - 7y/6) - y = 22. Simplify to get 52/6 - 14y/6 - y = 22. Simplify further by subtracting 52/6 from both sides, and you get -14y/6 - y = 22 - 52/6. Now we have all the "y's" on one side...let's get rid of that pesky fraction by multiplying the whole thing through by 6, which gives us -14y - 6y = 132 - 52. Let's combine all the like terms to get -20y = 80. Now solve for y by dividing both sides by -20, and you get y = -4. Now take and plug in y = -4 into the FIRST equation, and solve for x. 6x + 7(-4) = 26, becomes 6x - 28 = 26. Add 28 to both sides to get 6x = 54. Divide both sides by 6, and you get x = 9 ! Now you know what BOTH x and y are equal to.

Now do the same for each set of equations

Hope this helps....good luck !

• 1 decade ago

6x + 7y = 26

2x - y = 22

y=2x-22

6x+7(2x-22)=26

6x+14x-154=26

20x=180

x=9

y=2(9)-22

y=-4

(9,-4)

4x + 3y = -4

3x + 2y = -1

2y=-1-3x

y=(-1/2)-(3/2)x

4x+3((-1/2)-(3/2)x)=-4

4x-(3/2)-(9/2)x=-4

(8/2)x-(9/2)x=-(8/2)+(3/2)

(-1/2)x=(-5/2)

x=5

y=(-1/2)-(3/2)(5)

y=(-1/2)-(15/2)

y=(-16/2)=-8

(5,-8)

Just keep using the same method on each problem

• Anonymous

6x+7y=26-------------------1

2x-y=22----------------------2

Let us multiply equation 2 with 7

result is

14x-7y=154----------------------3

Let us add equation 1 and 3

Result is 20x=180

therefore x is 9

putting x=9 in any equation, we can get the value of y which is -4

x=9

y= - 4

Hope this solve ur problem