Q5. Solve for x and y
1) 2y - 3x = 12
2) y + 2x = 10
In this question, we determine the value of x by substituting y = 10 - 2x into the first equation, which gives us x = 8/7.
When we calculate the value of y by substituting x = 8/7 in the second equation, we are left with y + 16/7 = 10. The answer shows a value for y of 54/7 which can only be derived by substracting 16/7 from both sides.
I don't understand why we can't multiply both sides by 7, then substract 16 from both sides, which would give y = 54. Can you please explain?