Linear equations

Asked by abhinavsinha | 25th May, 2010, 10:01: PM

Expert Answer:

 

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We'll solve 2.

(7x - 2y)/xy = 5

7x - 2y = 5xy  .... (1)

(8x + 7y)/xy = 15

8x + 7y = 15xy   ... (2)

Multiply (1) by 8 and divide by 7,

8x - 16y/7 = 40xy/7  ... (3)

Subtract this from (2),

(7 + 16/7)y = (15 - 40/7)xy

65y/7 = 65xy/7

i.e. x = 1,

Using this value in (1)

7 -  2y = 5y

y = 1

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Answered by  | 26th May, 2010, 11:58: AM

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