I've thought I had elimination down but adding fractions is making me crazy, help?

The question that I need help on is.

m + 3/4n =4

n - 1/4m = -1

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- Oct 4th 2008, 07:44 PMlargebabiesElimination (with fractions)
I've thought I had elimination down but adding fractions is making me crazy, help?

The question that I need help on is.

m + 3/4n =4

n - 1/4m = -1 - Oct 4th 2008, 07:46 PMicemanfan
Is the problem

(1)

or (2)

? - Oct 4th 2008, 07:49 PMlargebabies
It's the first one.

Forgive me, i'm still new :P - Oct 4th 2008, 07:55 PMicemanfan
Well, if you don't like fractions, you can get rid of them.

is equivalent to

and is equivalent to

.

If you can handle fractions, the easiest method comes from adding the two equations and to obtain , that is, .

From this, quickly follows.