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

x = $\frac{12}{11}$ y =- $\frac{4}{11}$
2x - 5y = 4 first equation 3x - 2y = 4 second equation multiply by -3 the first equation and by 2 the second equation -6x + 15y = -12 6x - 4y = 8 ___________ 11y = -4 add the equations to eliminate x y = -$\frac{4}{11}$ divide both sides by 11 let y to rhe first equation 2x - 5y = 4 2x - 5($\frac{-4}{11)}$ = 4 2x = 4 - $\frac{20}{11}$ 2x = $\frac{44}{11}$ - $\frac{20}{11}$ 2x = $\frac{24}{11}$ x = $\frac{12}{11}$ divide bpth sides by 2