An unknown number y is 12 more than an unknown number x. The number y is also x less than 17. The equations to find x and y are shown below.
y = x + 12
y = −x + 17
Which of the following statements is a correct step to find x and y?
Multiply the equations to eliminate y.
Write the points where the graphs of the equations intersect the x-axis.
Write the points where the graphs of the equations intersect the y-axis.
Add the equations to eliminate x.

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@Michele_Laino Are you busy? can you please explain to me how I solve this?

Add the equations to eliminate x.

By eye ball, y = 29/2

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