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

1. Solve the second equation for x: -2x = y + 4 x = $\frac{y + 4}{-2}$ 2. Substitute x into the first equation: 4($\frac{y + 4}{-2}$) + 2y = 5 3. Solve for y. -2(y + 4) + 2y = 5 -2y - 8 + 2y = 5 -8 = 5 This equation is false, so there is no solution to the system of equations.