# system of equations

• Sep 8th 2011, 12:46 AM
deathmate
system of equations
(a-3)x+2ay=8a-6
(a+3)x-4ay=6-10a
• Sep 8th 2011, 01:16 AM
Prove It
Re: system of equations
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Originally Posted by deathmate
(a-3)x+2ay=8a-6
(a+3)x-4ay=6-10a

Multiply the first equation by 2 to get

\displaystyle \begin{align*}2(a - 3)x + 4a\,y &= 16a - 12 \\ (a + 3)x - 4a\,y &= 6 - 10a \end{align*}

and then you can subtract the second equation from the first to eliminate the $\displaystyle y$ variables.