Graphing Linear Equations Problem
A triangle is formed by the intersection of the lines 2x +3y = 14, 4x -5y = -16 and the x-axis. Find the area of the triangle.
I started by attempting to convert both given equations into slope intercept form, so I could begin to graph the lines
2x -2x +3y = 14 -2x
3y = -2x +14
y = -2x +4.666666667
4x -4x -5y = -16 -4x
-5y = -4x -16
y = -4x + 3.2
The y intercept, 4.666666667 is impossible to graph by hand and this is stopping me from going any further.
What am i doing wrong?