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6-9.

Solve the system of equations below using the Equal Values Method. Homework Help ✎

*a* = 12*b* + 3

*a* = −2*b − *4

Set the two equations equal to each other.

Solve for *b*.

12*b* + 3 = −2*b* − 4

14*b* = −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