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please help with an algebra problem

(-2, 1) y - 1/2x, -2y = -5x-12

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Connie,
What you wrote is not a problem, just two linear equations and coordinates of the point on the plane. What is the question?

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I am hypothesizing this is a question similar to ones one of my students was doing recently. Is (-2,1) a solution for the equations? Is the first equation y=-1/2x?. If it is, then yes, (-2,1) is a solution. If you plug in the values of -2 for x and 1 for y, then both equations work and the point is where the two lines intersect.

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