x+8y=26

-x+6y=16

Ordered pair..if any

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The goal is to get a common coefficient of the two equations, subtract, so as to solve for one variable.

Step 1: Notice we do not have a common coefficient. But if we add the two equations, the x's will still go away

x-x=0

8y+6y=14y

26+16=42

14y=42 (divide by 14 to both sides)

y=3

Step 2: Substitute y=3 into the first equation

x+8(3)=26 (multiply 8 x 3)

x+24=26 (subtract 24 from both sides)

x=2

Step 3: check your work

2+8(3)=26 check!

-2+6(3)=16 check!

Thus our ordered pair is (2,3).

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