# How do you solve the system of equations #-2x - 3y = 7# and #x + 8y = - 36#?

##### 1 Answer

Dec 2, 2017

#### Explanation:

We’ll use **elimination** for this problem by first cancelling out the

Given the equations:

We can multiply the bottom equation by

Adding it to the other equation:

Now we can plug

#\implies -2x=-8

Finally, to check our answers, we can plug both

#\implies 4+8(-5)=-36

So the answer is correct.