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Re: If x = 1- 3t and y = 2t - 1, then for what value of t does x [#permalink]

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30 May 2016, 05:17

Bunuel wrote:

If x = 1- 3t and y = 2t - 1, then for what value of t does x = y?

(A) 5/2 (B) 3/2 (C) 2/3 (D) 2/5 (E) 0

We are given x = 1 – 3t and y = 2t – 1, and we need to determine the value for t when x = y. We should notice that both x and y are already in terms of t. Thus, we can substitute 1 – 3t for x and 2t – 1 for y in the equation x = y. This gives us:

1 – 3t = 2t – 1

2 = 5t

2/5 = t

The answer is D.
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