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If y = 4x + 10 and y = 7x – 5, what is the value of y? [#permalink]
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If $$y = 4x + 10$$ and $$y = 7x - 5$$, what is the value of y?

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30

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Re: If y = 4x + 10 and y = 7x – 5, what is the value of y? [#permalink]
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If $$y = 4x + 10$$ and $$y = 7x - 5$$, what is the value of y?

[Reveal] Spoiler: OA
30

Here;

Let us multiply equation 1 with 7 = $$(y = 4x + 10) * 7$$ = $$7y = 28x + 70$$

multiply equation 2 with 4 = $$(y = 7x - 5) * 4$$ = $$4y = 28x - 20$$

Now subtracting both equation,
$$7y = 28x + 70$$
$$4y = 28x - 20$$
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$$3y = 90$$
or $$y = 30$$
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Re: If y = 4x + 10 and y = 7x – 5, what is the value of y? [#permalink]
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Explanation

Since each equation is already solved for y, set the right side of each equation equal to the other.

$$4x + 10 = 7x - 5$$

$$10 = 3x - 5$$

$$15 = 3x$$

$$5 = x$$

Substitute 5 for x in the first equation and solve for y.

$$y = 4(5) + 10$$

$$y = 30$$

x = 5 and y = 30. Be sure to answer for y, not x.
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