## Algebra: A Combined Approach (4th Edition)

x + 2y = 6 2x + 3y = 8 To the first equation x + 2y - 2y = 6 - 2y x = 6 - 2y Substitude x for 6 - 2y to the second equation 2 ( 6 - 2y ) + 3y = 8 12 - 4y + 3y = 8 use the distributive property 12 - y = 8 simplify 12 - y - 12 = 8 - 12 minus 12 to both sides - y = - 4 y = 4 Substitude y for 4 to the first equation x + 2 $\times4$ = 6 x + 8 = 6 x + 8 - 8 = 6 - 8 minus 8 to both sides x = -2