# SOLUTION: I can't seem to solve both just one of them, where did I go wrong? Please help. Solve by any method. I tried the addition method. 3x + 2y = -3 2x - 5y = 17 I solved for y but

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Linear-equations Question 179028: I can't seem to solve both just one of them, where did I go wrong? Please help. Solve by any method. I tried the addition method. 3x + 2y = -3 2x - 5y = 17 I solved for y but when I plugged back in to solve for x it did't work. Thanks.Found 2 solutions by vleith, checkley75:Answer by vleith(2825)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!multiply the first one by 2 and the second one by 3. then subtract them mult by 2 gives mult by 3 Now subtract one from the other ------------------- Find x using the first equation and y=-3 x=1 Now use both x = 1 and y = -3 in the second to verify Does ??? so that works Answer by checkley75(3666)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!3x + 2y = -3 multiply by 2 2x - 5y = 17 multiply by -3 6x+4y=-6 -6x+15y=-51 ------------------ 19y=-57 y=-57/19 y=-3 ans. 3x+2*-3=-3 3x-6=-3 3x=-3+6 3x=3 x=3/3 x=1 ans. Proof: 2*1-5*-3=17 2+15=17 17=17