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# If two times x is 5 greater than three times y, what is the value of y

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If two times x is 5 greater than three times y, what is the value of y, in terms of x?

A. y=2x-5
B. y=6x-5
C. y=(x/2)-5
D. y=(x/3)-5
E. y=(2x-5)/3

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25 Apr 2017, 06:33
If two times x is 5 greater than three times y, what is the value of y, in terms of x?

2x = 5+3y

(2x-5)/3 = y

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25 Apr 2017, 09:04
2x=5+3y
=> 3y=2x-5
=>y= (2x-5)/3
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27 Apr 2017, 00:51
==> According to the ivy approach, is:”=”, greater than:”+”, hence you get 2x=5+3y. Thus, from 3y=5-2x, y=(2x-5)/3, the answer is E.

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28 Apr 2017, 14:11
MathRevolution wrote:
If two times x is 5 greater than three times y, what is the value of y, in terms of x?

A. y=2x-5
B. y=6x-5
C. y=(x/2)-5
D. y=(x/3)-5
E. y=(2x-5)/3

We are given that twice x is 5 greater than three times y. Thus:

2x = 5 + 3y

2x - 5 = 3y

(2x - 5)/3 = y

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