What is the solution for the system of equations: #4/5x=y-5, (3x-4)/2=y#?

1 Answer
Oct 26, 2016

Answer:

# x = 10 and y = 13#

Explanation:

In addition to these equation being a system which need to be solved together, you should realise that they represent the equations of straight line graphs.

By solving them, you also finding the point of intersection of the two lines. If both equations are in the form # y = ....#, then we can equate the y's

#y = 4/5x+5 and y = (3x-4)/2#

Since #y = y# it follows that the other sides are also equal:

#4/5x+5 = (3x-4)/2" " larrxx 10#

#(cancel10^2xx4x)/cancel5+10xx5 = (cancel10^5xx(3x-4))/cancel2#

#8x + 50 = 15x-20#

#50 +20 = 15x-8x#

#70 = 7x#

#x = 10" "larr# this is the x value

#y = 4/5(10)+5 = 13#

Check in other equation: #y = (3xx10-4)/2 = 26/2 = 13#

The point of intersection between the 2 lines would be #(10,13)#