# SOLUTION: solve the following system of equations using the elimination method: 3x+2y=48 9x-8y=-24

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Linear-systems Question 523807: solve the following system of equations using the elimination method: 3x+2y=48 9x-8y=-24Answer by Maths68(1474)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!3x+2y=48........(1) 9x-8y=-24........(2) Multiply (1) by 3 and subtract it from (2) 9x-8y=-24 -9x-6y=-144 -14y=-168 -14y/-14=-168/-14 y=12 Put the value of y in (1) 3x+2y=48 3x+2(12)=48 3x+24=48 3x=48-24 3x=24 3x/3=24/3 x=8 x,y=8,12 Check ===== Put the values of x and y in (2) 9x-8y=-24 9(8)-8(12)=-24 72-96=-24 -24=-24