Solve this system of equations using the addition/elimination method. 5x-2y=-10 3x-6y=66  



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Multiply each equation by the value that makes the coefficient of y equal. Do this by dividing the least common multiple of the coefficient of y by the current coefficient. The least common multiple is 6.

Then add the two equations together to eliminate y from the system.

Finally, substitute the value found for x into the original equation to solve for y.



` -12x=96`






`x=-8, y=-15`



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