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# If xθy=(x+1)/(y−1) for all y≠1, and aθb=1, then a=

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If xθy=(x+1)/(y−1) for all y≠1, and aθb=1, then a=

A. b−2
B. b−1
C. b
D. b+1
E. b+2
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13 Jun 2015, 08:58
reto wrote:
If xθy=(x+1)/(y−1) for all y≠1, and aθb=1, then a=

A. b−2
B. b−1
C. b
D. b+1
E. b+2

$$aθb = \frac{(a + 1)}{(b-1)} = 1$$;

$$a + 1 = b - 1$$;

$$a = b - 2$$.

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