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

2x - 5y = 1 3x + y = -7 to the second equation solve y = -7 - 3x becouse 3x + y - 3x = -7 - 3x minus 3x to both sides y = -7 - 3x Substitude y = -7 -3x to the first equation 2x - 5 ( -7 - 3x ) = 1 2x + 35 + 15x = 1 use the distributive property 17x + 35 = 1 simplify 17x + 35 - 35 = 1 - 35 minus 35 to both sides 17x = -34 $\frac{17x}{17}$ =$\frac{-34}{17}$ divide both sides by 17 x = -2 y = -7 - $3\times(-2)$ substitude x for -2 to y = -7 -3x y = -7 + 6 y = -1