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# If neither X nor Y is 0, what is (2x+y) / (x-2y)? 1. x/(x+y)

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If neither X nor Y is 0, what is (2x+y) / (x-2y)? 1. x/(x+y) [#permalink]  02 Dec 2007, 00:50
If neither X nor Y is 0, what is (2x+y) / (x-2y)?

1. x/(x+y) =2
2. x-2y = 4
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Re: 18.8 Algebra [#permalink]  02 Dec 2007, 02:33
bmwhype2 wrote:
If neither X nor Y is 0, what is (2x+y) / (x-2y)?

1. x/(x+y) =2
2. x-2y = 4

from 1:

2x+2y = x ie: 2y = -x
ie: x = -2y
2x+y) / (x-2y = -3y/-4y = 3/4.....suff

from 2

x = 4+2y

(2x+y) / (x-2y) = 8+5y / 4........insuff

Re: 18.8 Algebra   [#permalink] 02 Dec 2007, 02:33
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