Solve the system of equations below using the Equal Values Method. Homework Help ✎
a = 12b + 3
a = −2b − 4
Set the two equations equal to each other.
Solve for b.
12b + 3 = −2b − 4
14b = −7
Substitute b back into one of the original equations to find a.
Remember to check by substituting a and b back into both of the original equations.
a = −6 + 3
a = −3