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Why would you add the equations in this instance? Could you not just subtract the two equations to get x + 5y = 16? Then wouldn’t the a value be 6 because 1 + 5 = 6? I understand the solution, i’m just not sure as to why we added the equations. Log in to Reply

Never mind. I realized that doing it the way i thought would mean that a is two different values…not what the question is saying lol Log in to Reply

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Why would you add the equations in this instance? Could you not just subtract the two equations to get x + 5y = 16? Then wouldn’t the a value be 6 because 1 + 5 = 6?

I understand the solution, i’m just not sure as to why we added the equations.

Never mind. I realized that doing it the way i thought would mean that a is two different values…not what the question is saying lol