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x and y satisfy the equation x^2 + y^2 = 10x - 6y - 34. What is x + y?

(A) 1
(B) 2
(C) 3
(D) 6
(E) 8

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Use concept of (a+b)² on both x and y. Split 34 into 25 and 9

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x and y satisfy the equation x^2 + y^2 = 10x - 6y - 34. What is x + y?

(A) 1
(B) 2
(C) 3
(D) 6
(E) 8

The equation $$x^2 + y^2 = 10x - 6y - 34$$ can be re-written as $$x^2 - 2(5)x + (5)^2 + y^2 + 2(3)y + (3)^2 = 0$$

-> $$(x - 5)^2 + (y + 3)^2 = 0$$ based on formulae $$(a + b)^2 = a^2 + 2ab + b^2$$ and $$(a - b)^2 = a^2 - 2ab + b^2$$

Therefore, for equation to be equal to zero, x = 5 and y = -3 and the value of x + y = 2(Option B)
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Re: x and y satisfy the equation x^2 + y^2 = 10x - 6y - 34. What is x + y?  [#permalink]

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pushpitkc wrote:
Bunuel wrote:
x and y satisfy the equation x^2 + y^2 = 10x - 6y - 34. What is x + y?

(A) 1
(B) 2
(C) 3
(D) 6
(E) 8

The equation $$x^2 + y^2 = 10x - 6y - 34$$ can be re-written as $$x^2 - 2(5)x + (5)^2 + y^2 + 2(3)y + (3)^2 = 0$$

-> $$(x - 5)^2 + (y + 3)^2 = 0$$ based on formulae $$(a + b)^2 = a^2 + 2ab + b^2$$ and $$(a - b)^2 = a^2 - 2ab + b^2$$

Therefore, for equation to be equal to zero, x = 5 and y = -3 and the value of x + y = 2(Option B)

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Where did the 34 go?

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Re: x and y satisfy the equation x^2 + y^2 = 10x - 6y - 34. What is x + y?  [#permalink]

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x^2 + y^2 = 10x - 6y - 34
x^2 -10x+ y^2+6y+34=0
x^2 - 2(5)x + y^2 + 2(3)y +34 =0
To write the above expression in the form of a^2 + b^2 + 2ab, b^2 term is missing. We can split 34 into 25 and 9 inorder to get the b^2 term.
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