### Home > CAAC > Chapter 7 > Lesson 7.1.4 > Problem 7-38

7-38.

Use the Elimination Method.

Add the equations together vertically.

The result is: 8*x* = −8

Solve for *x* by dividing the equation by 8. *x* = −1

Substitute *x* into one of the original equations to find *y*. 5(−1) − *y* = 2

Solve for *y*.

*y* = −7

(−1, −7)

Use the Elimination Method.

Multiply the 2nd equation by −2

Follow the steps outlined in part (a).

Try rewriting the 2nd equation. What do you notice?