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# If 2x − y = 10 and x/y = 3, then x =

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If 2x − y = 10 and x/y = 3, then x = [#permalink]  20 Nov 2017, 11:09
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If 2x − y = 10 and x/y = 3, then x =

A. −10
B. 2
C. 4
D. 6
E. 12

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Re: If 2x − y = 10 and x/y = 3, then x = [#permalink]  24 Nov 2018, 15:51
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Bunuel wrote:
If 2x − y = 10 and x/y = 3, then x =

A. −10
B. 2
C. 4
D. 6
E. 12

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GIVEN: x/y = 3
Multiply both sides by y to get: x = 3y

GIVEN: 2x − y = 10
Replace x with 3y to get: 2(3y) - y = 10
Simplify: 6y - y = 10
Simplify: 5y = 10
Solve: y = 2

We need to find the value of x
Take x/y = 3 and replace y with 2 to get: x/2 = 3
Solve: x = 6

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Re: If 2x − y = 10 and x/y = 3, then x =   [#permalink] 24 Nov 2018, 15:51
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