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# If (5 + y)/(3 - y) = y then what is the value of y^2 - 2y + 5

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If $$\frac{(5 + y)}{(3 - y)} = y$$ then what is the value of $$y^{2} - 2y + 5$$

A. -5
B. -3
C. 0
D. 3
E. 5

Originally posted by Ekland on 13 Feb 2016, 05:58.
Last edited by Bunuel on 14 May 2018, 00:41, edited 2 times in total.
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(5+y)/(3-y) = y
=>5+y = 3y - y^2
=>y^2 - 2y + 5 = 0

Answer C
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14 Jul 2018, 19:15
Ekland wrote:
If $$\frac{(5 + y)}{(3 - y)} = y$$ then what is the value of $$y^{2} - 2y + 5$$

A. -5
B. -3
C. 0
D. 3
E. 5

Simplifying the equation, we have:

5 + y = 3y - y^2

y^2 - 2y + 5 = 0

Answer: C
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