Here is an example of how to solve a system using the elimination combination method. Remember to read the lesson on this topic.

Basic steps to follow:

1. First understand that you can solve systems using various methods- this is only one method

2. Take steps such that you get opposite pairs of the same variable; ex. -2x and 2x or 6y and -6y

3. Eliminate the variable in step 2 by combining- the result will be a one variable equation; solve this equation and use the solution to find the value of the other variable

Important habits to master math:

1. write out all steps

2. be very neat

3. use pencil not pen

4. review your work as your go

5. make sure you know the basics like fractions, positive and negative numbers and order of operations