1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data These are the two equations: (7 + x)/5 - (2x - y)/4 - 3y = -5 (5y - 7)/2 - (4x - 3)/6 - 18 = -5x 2. Relevant equations 3. The attempt at a solution When I try to simplify it, I end up with: 6x + 55y = 128 34x + 15y = 129 I'm not sure where to go with this, I think I should have gone a different route instead of just trying to simplify the equations.Does anyone know where I might have gone wrong? By the way, in the answers of the book it says that X is 3 and Y is 2, however I must find them by solving the problem, but I am stuck.Any help would be appreciated.