# SOLUTION: Select the best possible first step to solving the system by first eliminating the x variable 3x + 5y = 1 2x + 4y = –4

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Linear-systems Question 583539: Select the best possible first step to solving the system by first eliminating the x variable 3x + 5y = 1 2x + 4y = –4Answer by Alan3354(30924)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Select the best possible first step to solving the system by first eliminating the x variable 3x + 5y = 1 2x + 4y = –4 ----------- "best possible" can be a matter of opinion. I would multiply the 2nd equation by 1.5 --> 3x + 6y = -6