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

x = $\frac{1}{2}$ y = 2
x = $\frac{3}{4}$y -1 8x - 5y = -6 substitude x to the second equation 8($\frac{3}{4}$y -1 ) - 5y = -6 use the distributive property 6y - 8 - 5y = -6 simplify y = 8 - 6 add 8 to both sides y = 2 substitude y = 2 to the first equation x = $\frac{3}{4}$ (2) -1 x = $\frac{3}{2}$ -$\frac{2}{2}$ x = $\frac{1}{2}$