How do you solve this system of equations using the substitution method? 3x  4y = 10 y = x  3 3x  4(x  3) = 10 {substituted x  3, in for y, into top equation} 3x  4x + 12 = 10 {used distributive property} x + 12 = 10 {combined like terms} x = 2 {subtracted 12 from both sides} x = 2 {divided both sides by 1} y = x  3 {bottom equation} y = 2  3 {substituted 2, in for x, into bottom equation} y = 1 {subtracted} x = 2 and y = 1 © Algebra House
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SHELBY
12/1/2011 09:02:25 am
THANKS FOR THE SIMPLE WAY OF DOING THIS PROBLEM
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jessyl tugonon
4/1/2012 01:15:24 pm
yeah, i got the correct answer.:) i love this website as it helps me recalling my past memories in math.
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4/1/2012 01:57:59 pm
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