Hello,

Ive been tasked with answering a simultaneous linear equation as follows:

5x - 3y =26 (equation 1)

4x + 2y =34 (equation 2)

I have very little knowledge of these and have tried my hardest to understand how to solve (using substitution), but I cant seem to figure it out.

From what I do understand, there must be a common coefficient within the 2 equations...my idea was to multiply equation 1 by 2 and equation 2 by 3, both resulting in 6y.

At this point I get lost and am not sure if that actually the correct way going about it.

If someone could please explain I would be very much grateful