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Hello, jeilynn,
I would choose B because
- you can easily solve the second equation for x: The coefficient of x is (+1)
- you can substitute the term for x in the first equation
5x + 3 y = 3
x + 9y = 2 ==> x = 2 - 9y
5(2-9y) + 3y = 3
10 - 45y + 3y = 3
-42y = -7
y = 1/6 Now substitute this result into the equation which expresses x:
x = 2 - 9*(1/6) = 2 - 3/2 = 1/2