**Step 2: Add the equations vertically.**

Now that we've created terms that are opposites, one of the variables will cancel out when we add the equations.

**Step 3: Solve for the first variable.**

The y terms canceled, so we can solve the equation that's left.

**Step 4: Solve for the second variable.**

Go back to one of the original equations (you can choose either one) and plug in 8 for x.

**Step 5: Write answer as ordered pair.**

Make sure to put the variables in alphabetical order when you write the ordered pair.

**Step 6: Check your answer.**

Use the original equation that you didn't use earlier. If you use the same equation twice, it will not find a mistake.