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I'll try to help. Are you still around?

Yes.

Okay, gimme a sec. (writing problems down)

Sure.

Yeah I did that. I need to write it in standard form, but the x and y are in the different places.

So, in other words, here is how I rewrote them.
-y + 1.2x = 32.2
y - 5x = 13

Oh, lol, I didn't even think about standard form.

The original equation for the first one is 2x - y = 32

How did you get 1.2x?

Ahhhh! Okay. Let's rewrite the equations in standard form. ( I read your first post wrong)

2x - y = 32
5x - y = 13

Do you remember the additive identity property?

Yeah.

Okay. That property lets us move the addition/subtraction terms around however we like.

That's how I was able to rearrange the terms

Do you also remember that you can multiply both sides by a negative?

I know that part to.

Okay

So did you arrange the like terms correctly?

2x - y = 32 5x - y = 13 ?

That's what I see.

Okay.

Standard form is X + Y = Z

Your going to solve for one variable right?

Yup. One way we can accomplish this is by adding the two equations together.

I thought standad form was Ax + By = c?

Uhh.. Yes. You're more right. (Sorry, haven't used standard form in a while)

It's cool.

Okay. So let's multiply by (-1)
2x - y = 32 becomes
-2x + y = -32

Okay and then your going to add it?

I got 3x = - 19

Okay.

Would you add them together please?

3x = - 45

x = -15

Yup! Now you just need to clean up.

Now, substitute x for - 15 on another equation, and you'll get y. ^^

-2(-15) + y = -32 30 + y = -32 y = -2

Hmm..... Something went wrong. Argh! Sorry!!

I use it in the original equation don't I?

Alright, let's try this one more time! Hang on, gimme a second.

2(-15) - y = 32 -30 - y = 32 -y = 62 y = -62

Hey I checked..and your right.

The solution is (-15, -62)

O_O Yeah. I checked it. Just some bad 'rithmatic

Ow. Okay, cool. Whew. I was worried I led you down the wrong path. Hehe

It's cool.

Thanks.

Lol. Me too.