## anonymous 3 years ago Would 2x-3y=8 -5x+2y=13 give me -5 for the x coordinate?

1. anonymous

$2x-3y=8[1]$ $-5x+2y=13[2]$ $[1]\times 2$ $2(2x-3y)=2(8)$ $4x-6y=16[3]$ $[2]\times 3$ $3(-5x+2y)=3(13)$ $-15x+6y=39[4]$ $[3]+[4]$ $(4x-6y)+(-15x+6y)=(16)+(39)$ $4x-15x=55$ $-11x=55$ $x=-5$ So yes, you're correct.

2. anonymous

Thank you so much!

3. anonymous

No worries.