If we want to solve this system by eliminating the variable x, we need to multiply one of the equations by a number first. Which equation, and what number?
The coefficient of x in the first equation is 4. The coefficient of x in the second equation is 2. In order to get the coefficients on x to be additive inverses, we can multiply the second equation by -2 to find
-4x -8y = -34.
Replacing the second equation with this new version gives us the system
in which the coefficients of x are additive inverses. Now we can eliminate. It's Elimsanity!