Candice is solving this system: 2x − 1 = 3y Homework Help ✎
5(2x − 1) + y = 32
She notices that each equation contains the expression 2x − 1. Can she substitute 3y for 2x − 1? Why or why not?
Substitute 3y for 2x − 1 in the second equation to create one equation with one variable. Then solve for x and y.
Try it for yourself. Does it work?
Remember to check your answers.
y = 2; use this information to solve for x.