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6-118.

Candice is solving this system: 2

*x*− 1 = 3*y*Homework Help ✎

5(2*x*− 1) +*y*= 32She notices that each equation contains the expression 2

*x*− 1. Can she substitute 3*y*for 2*x*− 1? Why or why not?Substitute 3

*y*for 2*x*− 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*.