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### HideShow timer Statistics If 2x + 5y =8 and 3x = 2y, what is the value of 2x + y?

(a) 4
(b) $$70/19$$
(c) $$64/19$$
(d) $$56/19$$
(e) $$40/19$$

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Originally posted by abhi758 on 28 Mar 2010, 09:32.
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abhi758 wrote:
If 2x + 5y =8 and 3x = 2y, what is the value of 2x + y?

(a) 4
(b) $$70/19$$
(c) $$64/19$$
(d) $$56/19$$
(e) $$40/19$$

y = 3x/2
2x + 5*3x/2 = 8
x = 16/19
y = 24/19
2x+y = 32/19 + 24/19 = 56/19 hence D.
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Bunuel
Can you provide any alternative way to solve this problem.
Apart from substituting x and y then getting the result.
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I keep getting x=16/17

What am I doing wrong?
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justgottamakeit1592 wrote:
I keep getting x=16/17

What am I doing wrong?

Hi justgottamakeit1592,
You have to show your solution so that it can be evaluated.
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Hey guys,

from 3x=2y
x=2y/3 and y=3x/2 and substitute those in the equation (2x+5y=8) to get the value of x and y
after substitution x= 16/19 and y=24/19
Is there any easier and quicker approach?
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abhi758 wrote:
If 2x + 5y =8 and 3x = 2y, what is the value of 2x + y?

(a) 4
(b) $$70/19$$
(c) $$64/19$$
(d) $$56/19$$
(e) $$40/19$$

Multiply 2x +5y = 8, by 3, and 3x=2y by 2

We will get 6x + 15y = 24 & 6x = 4y

19y = 24
y =24/19

x = 16/19

2*x + y = $$\frac{32}{19} + \frac{24}{19}$$

(d) $$\frac{56}{19}$$
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