# SOLUTION: solve the system by the elimination method 5x + 5y = -11 7x - 3y = 17 The solution is? Please show work if possible - I came up with 2 different answers for y -81/25

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 Question 313051: solve the system by the elimination method 5x + 5y = -11 7x - 3y = 17 The solution is? Please show work if possible - I came up with 2 different answers for y -81/25 or -162/31 Thank you for your helpAnswer by stanbon(57250)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!solve the system by the elimination method 5x + 5y = -11 7x - 3y = 17 ------------------------- 35x + 35y = -77 35x - 15y = 85 ---------------------- 50y = -162 y = -81/25 ------------------- Substitute and solve for "x": 5x + 5(-81/25) = -11 5x - 81/5 = -11 5x = 26/5 x = 26/25 =================== Cheers, Stan H.