solve:

6x-4y=56

2x+6y=-40

solve:

6x-4y=56

2x+6y=-40

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6x-4y=56 =>/2, 3x-2y = 28 ......(1)

2x+6y=-40 =>/2, x+3y = -20 ......(2)

(2)*3 - (1): 11y = -88

y = -8

x = -20-3y = 4

Answer: x = 4, y = -8

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## Comments

why would you divide by 2 on the equations?