When simplifying equations that are done simultaneously it is important to make one variable the subject of the formula to simplify solving the equations.

We already have y the subject of the formula of the one equation:

`y = 6x -11`

Now we can make y the subject of the...

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When simplifying equations that are done simultaneously it is important to make one variable the subject of the formula to simplify solving the equations.

We already have y the subject of the formula of the one equation:

`y = 6x -11`

Now we can make y the subject of the formula for the next equation:

`-3x -2y = 7`

`-3x-7 =2y` (apply inverse operations)

`(-3x-7)/2 = y` (apply inverse operations)

Since we have two equations, we can now equate the two equations and solve for x:

`6x - 11 = (-3x-7)/2`

`2(6x -11) = -3x -7` (inverse operations)

`12x - 22 = -3x -7` (multiply out)

Now get the variable x on the one side, and the constants on the other side:

`12x + 3x = -7+22` (apply inverse operations)

`15x = 15`

`x =1`

Since we know what x is, we can substitute it in the first equation as it is the easiest equation:

`y = 6(1) -11`

`y = -5`

**SUMMARY: `x = 1, y =-5` **