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Thursday, 8 March 2012

step by step solution substitution method

Substitution Method


 


Calculate value of x and y: Equations are y-x = 3 and 2(x + y) = 14


Solution:
In substitution method, we have a given equation of two variables, x and y.
First, divide in second equation by 2 in both sides.
x + y = 4 …. (1)
y – x = 3 => y = x + 3 ….(2)
Now, put the value of y in equation 1 and solve the equation for x, i.e
x + (x + 3) = 4
x + x + 3 = 4
2x = 4 –3
which gives x = 1/2.

Now, substitute x = 1/2 in any one of the given equation and find the value of y
y = 1/2 + 3
y = 7/2
Answer is : x = 1/2, y = 7/2
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