Review question

# Can we solve these simultaneous equations of degree 1 and 2? Add to your resource collection Remove from your resource collection Add notes to this resource View your notes for this resource

Ref: R6797

## Suggestion

Solve the simultaneous equations $\frac{x}{3} - \frac{y}{10} = \frac{5}{6}, \quad x(y-2) = 2y + 3.$

One way we could approach this problem is by substituting one equation into the other. How could we do this?

Perhaps, though, we could make our lives easier by making the first equation look more like the second one, as the second equation only has one $x$ in it?

Whatever we do, it might be nice to get rid of some of these fractions before we go too far!