OpenStudy (anonymous):

Solve the following system using the substitution method. 3x - y = -2 6x + 5y = 24

3 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

Cool, so what you want to do is, isolate one of the variables ( x or y ) meaning get it on it's own, and then substitute it into the second equation.

3 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

So lets work with the first expression, do you want to get y on its own or x?

3 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):
3 years ago

OpenStudy (anonymous):

I don't care about the answers, I'm trying to help you figure it out, so do you want to learn this?

3 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

Or are you just looking for the answers.

3 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

i am not good english so it hard to explan

3 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

Ok but I'm asking you, are you looking for just the answer or the explanation, so a) answer only b) explanation Pick either a) or b)

3 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

b

3 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

Alright, good, so what would you do given the information above?

3 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

solve using substitution methud?

3 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

Ok, I'll ask you this, can you find x for me here: \[3x-y=-2\] Solve for x.

3 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

3x=y-2 ?

3 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

Yes, you're on the right track, but you want x on its own, so can you finish that problem off? Meaning can you get 3 on the right side.

3 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

x=y-5?, sorry this is a bit hard for me

3 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

Um no you have to divide by 3, remember what you do to one side you must do to the other, and it's fine if it's hard for you right now. Don't worry about making mistakes, that's how we learn, and also I don't judge. SO here is how you would solve for x. |dw:1402360965280:dw| Does that make sense?

3 years ago