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If x + y is not equal to 0. What is the value of (ax + ay)/(x + y)?

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If x + y is not equal to 0. What is the value of (ax + ay)/(x + y)?

(1) x = 4 and y = 5
(2) a = 6
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If x+y is not equal to 0. What is the value of (ax+ay)/(x+y)

1) x=4 and y=5
2) a=6


\(\frac{ax+ay}{x+y}=\frac{a(x+y)}{x+y}=a\), so we can see that the value of the fraction given doesn't depend on the values of \(x\) and \(y\) as \(x+y\) is reduced.

(1) x=4 and y=5. Not sufficient.
(2) a=6. Sufficient.

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