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

3x +2y = 16 x = 3y -2 Substitute x for 3y - 2 to the first equation. 3 ( 3y - 2 ) + 2y = 16 9y - 6 + 2y = 16 use the distributive property 11y - 6 + 6 = 16 + 6 simplify and add 6 to both sides 11y = 22 $\frac{11y}{11}$ = $\frac{22}{11}$ y = $\frac{22}{11}$ y = 2 x = $3\times2$ - 2 x = 6 - 2 x = 4