#### Monkeyseat

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I don't know what I'm doing wrong here, I've tried this several times and I'm apparently getting the wrong answer.

This is the equation:

I got y = -2 and x = 2. The book says the answer is x = 2 1/2 and y = -1 3/4.

Why do my answers work in this equation? I've tried numerous methods and keep coming up with the same answers. Here's what I did:

I've tried other methods like eliminating y and I still get the same. I also tried re-arranging it differently. If you can stick to elimination.

Please help and tell me where I am going wrong ASAP (need to know for tomorrow if you can). Maybe it was the re-arranging? I just multiplied the bottom of the fraction on both sides.

Excuse the handwriting.

Thank you very much.