Hello i need help on this problem

Solve by substitution

x+y=6

y=x+2

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- June 1st 2007, 04:36 PMvolcombro2000Solve by substitution method
Hello i need help on this problem

Solve by substitution

x+y=6

y=x+2 - June 1st 2007, 04:44 PMJhevon
As it's name suggests, when we solve by substitution, we substitute the expression for one variable in one equation for that variable in the other equation. from the second equation, we see that y = x + 2, so we simply substitute x + 2 for y in the other eqaution. we would then have an equation with only x, which is easy to solve.

From (2) we see

substitute for in (1), we get:

Now, can you tell me what is? - June 1st 2007, 05:10 PMvolcombro2000
y=4

- June 1st 2007, 05:13 PMvolcombro2000Is Elmination a simlar concept
Solve by Elmination

x+y=15

6x-y+41 - June 1st 2007, 05:34 PMJhevon
no, elimination is a different concept. here we try to ELIMINATE one variable from one of our equations by adding or subtracting the two equations. Sometimes we may have to multiply one or both equations by a constant so we can eliminate a variable. here we see that we have a y in one equation and a -y in the other. if we add the two equations then, we would get rid of the y, since y + (-y) = 0y

Can you tell me what is?

Correct! :D