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Solve the following equation:


Asked by Topperlearning User 9th August 2017, 8:36 AM
Answered by Expert


Putting begin mathsize 12px style 1 over straight x equals straight u space and space 1 over straight y equals straight v end style we get


Now we can solve it by any method, i.e., by substitution, by elimination or by cross multiplication method. We generally use elimination method


Multiply (3) by 5 and (4) by 2 we get


Now put this value of v = 3 in equation (4) we get

We assumed that  so 

Similarly, we have, so

Hence begin mathsize 12px style straight x equals 1 half space and space straight y equals 1 third end style the required solution of the given basic of equations.

Answered by Expert 9th August 2017, 10:36 AM
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