who can help explain how to solve this problem for me... 5(31/16)+3y=-11

- anonymous

who can help explain how to solve this problem for me... 5(31/16)+3y=-11

- chestercat

I got my questions answered at brainly.com in under 10 minutes. Go to brainly.com now for free help!

At vero eos et accusamus et iusto odio dignissimos ducimus qui blanditiis praesentium voluptatum deleniti atque corrupti quos dolores et quas molestias excepturi sint occaecati cupiditate non provident, similique sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollitia animi, id est laborum et dolorum fuga.
Et harum quidem rerum facilis est et expedita distinctio. Nam libero tempore, cum soluta nobis est eligendi optio cumque nihil impedit quo minus id quod maxime placeat facere possimus, omnis voluptas assumenda est, omnis dolor repellendus.
Itaque earum rerum hic tenetur a sapiente delectus, ut aut reiciendis voluptatibus maiores alias consequatur aut perferendis doloribus asperiores repellat.

Get this expert

answer on brainly

SEE EXPERT ANSWER

Get your **free** account and access **expert** answers to this

and **thousands** of other questions

- anonymous

ok first think you are going to want to do is clear the fraction because, well lets face it nobody likes them.

- anonymous

how do i do that?

- anonymous

to do this you are going to multiply everything by 16 so that you end up with \[31+48y=-176\] no we have a much easier number to work with

Looking for something else?

Not the answer you are looking for? Search for more explanations.

## More answers

- anonymous

the next step is to get your varibles on one side and constants on the other

- anonymous

ok

- anonymous

retype in the equation please

- anonymous

48y=-176-31?

- anonymous

was the first number 5 and 31/16 ?

- anonymous

5 times 31/15

- anonymous

ok thats going to change up the numbers a bit

- anonymous

oh ok

- anonymous

if you can please explain to me i have finals next week and a exam friday i want to really understand this!

- anonymous

but then you after you have transposed your constants and vvaribles you divide both sides by the coeficent of the varible to get your answer

- anonymous

im really confused now?

- anonymous

hello?

- anonymous

x=-331/48 try to simplify

- anonymous

how did you get that?

- anonymous

5(31/16)+3y=-11 => 155+48y=-176 =>48y=-176-155 => 48y=-331
=> y=-331/48

- anonymous

ok let me see if i get it right

- anonymous

it didnt come out right i think i did it wrong

- anonymous

it said to solve using the elimination method and it gave me 2 diffrent problems

- anonymous

5x+3y=-11
7x-2y=19
solve using elimination method

- anonymous

can u help me with this?

- anonymous

multiply the top function by 2 and the bottom function by 3 and tell me what you get

- anonymous

10x+6y=-22
21x-6y=38

- anonymous

then i would get 31x=16

- anonymous

ok now you are going to combine the top and bottom function, and yes

- anonymous

so then i would get x= 31/16

- anonymous

after that i dont know what to do

- anonymous

it would be 16/31

- anonymous

sub that in for your x value inorder to get your y value

- anonymous

so i would do 5(31/16)+3y=-11

- anonymous

5 times 31/16

- anonymous

yea

- anonymous

and u said y=-331/48

- anonymous

and we just did that problem

- anonymous

and when i put it in my homework it said that was wrong

- anonymous

hmmm...

- anonymous

i put (31/16,-331/48)

- anonymous

as the two points

- anonymous

did you normally enter them in as improper fractions or mixed numbers?

- anonymous

it said the correct answer was (35/31,172/31)

- anonymous

and i dont understand how they get that answer?!

- anonymous

I don't either i am sorry i couldn't help

- anonymous

its ok thanks anyway :)

Looking for something else?

Not the answer you are looking for? Search for more explanations.