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Solve the system of equations y = 2x + 3 and 4x - 2y = -6 using a graphical method.

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Answer:-1Step-by-step explanation:You are asked to solve this set by substitution. Note that the first equation defines the value of y in terms of x. Therefore, you can use the right side of this equation (2x + 3) as a substitution for y in the second equation. When you substitute 2x +3 for y in the second equation, the result is: . 2x + 3 = 4x + 7 . Let's set the goal of getting all the terms that contain x isolated on the left side of the equal sign and all the constants by themselves on the right side. Begin by getting rid of the +3 on the left side by subtracting 3 from the left side. But if you subtract 3 from the left side you must also subtract 3 from the right side. These subtractions result in the following sequence: . 2x + 3 - 3 = 4x + 7 - 3 . Combining numbers on the left side and on the right side simplifies the equation to: . 2x = 4x + 4 . Now, in a similar fashion, let's get rid of the 4x on the right side by subtracting 4x from the right side. When we do this subtraction, to keep the equation in balance we must also subtract 4x from the left side. This results in: .  2x - 4x = 4x - 4x + 4 . On both sides of the equation combine terms containing x to get: . -2x = 4 . Finally, solve for x by dividing both sides of the equation by -2 because -2 is the multiplier of x. This results in: . x = 4/-2 = -2 . So now that we know x = -2, we can return to either one of the original equations  in the equation set and substitute -2 for x. Then we can solve for y. Let's return to the first equation and substitute -2 for x. This begins with: . y = 2x + 3 . Then substituting -2 for x gives: . y = 2*(-2) + 3 = -4 + 3 = -1