Amanda C.

asked • 07/19/21# Equations by substitution or addition/elimination method

Please help and show me step by step how to use the sub/add/elim method for this equation:

4x-16y=18

8y=6+2x

## 1 Expert Answer

Mahmut S. answered • 07/19/21

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Hello, Amanda.

when you check second equation; y is isolated then we will plug in y in the first equation

but there is 8y in the second equation not -16y;

when you multiply 8 by -2 you get -16; so you need to multiply second equation bu -2 first

-2(8y = 6 +2x) gives us -16y = -12 -4x as you see both equations have -16y;

you can plug that -16y = -12 -4x in to the first equation.

when you see -16y in the first equation just plug -12 -4x since they are equal to each other.

first equation 4x-16y=18 becomes 4x -12 -4x = 18

you get -12 = 18 it is impossible furthermore there is no solution.

Hope that helps

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Mahmut S.

Hello, Amanda. If you need more explanation, please let me know07/19/21