# SOLUTION: What is 8x+2y=-2, If y=5x+1??

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 Question 263428: What is 8x+2y=-2, If y=5x+1??Answer by georgiabh(4)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!This is a simultaneous equation. We want to get an equation that has just x's or just y's so that it can be solved. You need to have a look at both equations to work out which would be the easiest way. In this case we are already told that y=5x+1 so all we have to do is substitute this into the equation. So 8x + 2y = -2 becomes 8x + 2(5x + 1) = -2 So, 8x + 10x + 2 = -2 18x + 2 = -2 We now need to get x on one side of the equation and the number on the other. As in all equations we must do the same thing on both sides 18x + 2 - 2 = -2 -2 18x = -4 x = -4/18 = -2/9 We now put this value of x back into one of the equations to find y - look for which one looks the simplest. y = 5x+1 = -10/9 + 1 = -1/9 So the answer is that x=-2/9 and y= -1/9