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- anonymous

If you wanted to eliminate the y variable by adding the two equations in the following system, what could be your first step?
x − y = 6
4x − 3y = 12
Add the two equations together
Multiply the first equation by −4
Multiply the first equation by 3
Multiply the first equation by −3

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- angelwings996

It would be the last answer: Multiply the first equation by -3

- mathstudent55

I would multiply the first equation by -3 because then the -y would turn to 3y which will eliminate the -3y of the second equation when the two equations are added.

- anonymous

thanks

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