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What is the value of (8a + a - b)/(a - b) ? (1) (5a + 4b)/(a - b) = 2

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(8a+a−b) / (a−b)
(9a-b) /(a-b) Dividing both numerator and denominator by b, we get:
(9a/b - 1) / (a/b-1) ----> (A)

(1) (5a+4b) / (a−b)=2 (solving, we get)
3a-2b = 0
3a = 2b
a/b = 2/3
Now, putting the value of a/b in equation A the final value can be obtained, Sufficient.

(2) a−b = 9
putting b = a+9 in equation A we get 8a + 9 (not solvable), Insufficient

Hence, A.
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OA: A
\(\frac{(8a+a−b)}{(a−b)}\) can be simplified as \(\frac{8a}{a-b}+1\)
\(\frac{8a}{a-b}+1\) = \(\frac{8}{(1- \frac{b}{a})}+1\)
So we have to find value of \(\frac{b}{a}\)

1) \(\frac{(5a+4b)}{(a−b)}=2\)
if we take \(a=0\) ,\(L.H.S\neq{R.H.S}\), so it means \(a\neq{0}\)
Dividing numerator and denominator of \(L.H.S\) by \(a\) , we get
\(\frac{(5+4*\frac{b}{a})}{(1−\frac{b}{a})}=2\)
Solving above equation , we can find value of \(\frac{b}{a}\)
So Statement 1 alone is sufficient.

2) \(a−b = 9\)
Putting \(a-b\) in \(\frac{8a}{a-b}+1\) , we get \(\frac{8a}{9}+1\)
We still need value of \(a\).
So Statement 2 alone is not sufficient.
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So (2) looks simple ,not sufficient as we have extra “a” in the numerator
(1) Gives a linear equation which we can derive a relationship between a and b ,so sufficient
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Staphyk wrote:
So (2) looks simple ,not sufficient as we have extra “a” in the numerator
(1) Gives is one linear equation
(1+2) Gives two systems of equations hence value can be found

Answer C :)

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Answer will be option A.
If we solve the option A we will get a = -2b.
substituting this value in the main equation will yield a value of 19/3.
Hence the we are able to get a definite value from option A which will be the answer.
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Lolx was not even solving
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Staphyk wrote:
So (2) looks simple ,not sufficient as we have extra “a” in the numerator
(1) Gives is one linear equation
(1+2) Gives two systems of equations hence value can be found

Answer C :)

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Answer will be option A.
If we solve the option A we will get a = -2b.
substituting this value in the main equation will yield a value of 19/3.
Hence the we are able to get a definite value from option A which will be the answer.
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New post 21 Aug 2019, 04:43
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What is the value of \(\frac{(8a + a - b)}{(a - b)}\) ?


(1) \(\frac{(5a + 4b)}{(a - b)} = 2\)

(2) \(a - b = 9\)


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Asked: What is the value of \(\frac{(8a + a - b)}{(a - b)}\) ?


(1) \(\frac{(5a + 4b)}{(a - b)} = 2\)
5a + 4b = 2a - 2b
3a + 6b = 0
a = -2b
\(\frac{(8a + a - b)}{(a - b)} = (-16b -2b -b) / (-2b-b) = (-19b)/(-3b) = 19/3\)
SUFFICIENT

(2) \(a - b = 9\)
We need ratio of a/b to solve
NOT SUFFICIENT

IMO A
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