# Linear simultaneous equations help please ;O

• Feb 3rd 2008, 09:24 PM
Hikaru
Linear simultaneous equations help please ;O
Heya! (Rofl)

I need help in how to do this equation. I need to find both x and y.

I tried to multiply the top line with -2, then add both of the lines up, (which would cancel out the -6 and 6: so I'm left with the y's), but I end up with this negative, decimal answer, after working everything out. It doesn't seem right.

So could you guys help me solve it? Thanks! =]

3x + 2y = 22
6x + 5y = 46
• Feb 4th 2008, 12:53 AM
mr fantastic
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Originally Posted by Hikaru
Heya! (Rofl)

I need help in how to do this equation. I need to find both x and y.

I tried to multiply the top line with -2, then add both of the lines up, (which would cancel out the -6 and 6: so I'm left with the y's), but I end up with this negative, decimal answer, after working everything out. It doesn't seem right.

So could you guys help me solve it? Thanks! =]

3x + 2y = 22 => -6x - 4y = -44 .... (1)

6x + 5y = 46 .... (2)

Mr F. edit in red.

(1) + (2): -6x - 4y + 6x + 5y = -44 + 46 => y = 2.

No problem from where I'm looking at it ......