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Part 1: Decide whether you would use the graphing, substitution, or elimination method to solve the following system of equations. Explain, in complete sentences, why you chose that method.
Part 2: Solve the following system of equations and show all of your work.
5x + 3y = 8
y = −2x + 1
 2 years ago
Part 1: Decide whether you would use the graphing, substitution, or elimination method to solve the following system of equations. Explain, in complete sentences, why you chose that method. Part 2: Solve the following system of equations and show all of your work. 5x + 3y = 8 y = −2x + 1

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kelliegirl33
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1I would use the substitution method because you already have "y" by itself. 5x + 3y = 8 y = 2x + 1 Now substitute 2x + 1 in for y in the first equation 5x + 3(2x + 1) = 8 5x  6x + 3 = 8 x = 8  3 x = 5 x =  5 Now substitute 5 in for x in the second equation y = 2x + 1 y = 2(5) + 1 y = 10 + 1 y = 11 check.... 5x + 3y = 8 5(5) + 3(11) = 8 25 + 33 = 8 8 = 8 (correct) ANSWER : Solving through the substitution method : x = 5 and y = 11
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