Solve the simultaneous equations 3x + y = –4 and 3x – 4y = 6

Rearrange first equation so we can eliminate one variable: y= - 4 -3x We can then plug this into the second equation so we get rid of the y's and just have x's: 3x-4(-3x-4)=6Simplify this: 3x + 12x+16=6 which gives 15x = -10 and then x=-10/15 = -2/3Can plug x back in to any equation to find out y, this gives: y = - 4 -3(-2/3)y= - 4 +2 so y= -2Final answer: x= -2/3 and y= -2

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