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FibonacciChick666Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
what are you solving for?
 one year ago

dwelsherBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
x=15/6 solve for one variable and plug it back into the original equation to get the other.. so 8x4y=20 4y=8x20 y=(8x20)/4y=2x5 plug y value back into original equation?? this may not be right!!!
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msoemosharroBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
8x4y=20 first divide everything by 4 and you get: 8x/44y/4=20/4 2xy=5 add y 2xy+y=5+y 2x=5+y divide by 2 to isolate x 2x/2=(5+y)/2 x=(5+y)/2 so far you solved for x Now if you want to solve for y here is what you do: 8x4y=20 first divide everything by 4 and you get: 8x/44y/4=20/4 2xy=5 subtract 2x 2x2xy=52x y=52x divide by (1) both sides of the equation (1)(y)=(1)(52x) y=5+2x or y=2x5 This is as far as you can go with these kind of equation, unless you are given more info.
 7 months ago

msoemosharroBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
dwelsher suggests to plug back into the original equation, but that would give you 0=0... and you did not find x nor y.
 7 months ago
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