anonymous
  • anonymous
Solve this 15x + 8y = $214
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anonymous
  • anonymous
To solve this, rewrite the equation in terms of y, that is, get y on a side by itself.
anonymous
  • anonymous
what
anonymous
  • anonymous
So if we start with 15x + 8y = 214, let's isolate the 8y. To isolate it, let's subtract 15x from both sides. 15x + 8y = 214 -15x - 15x We get 8y = 214 - 15x

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anonymous
  • anonymous
Do you understand what I did? Whatever we do to one side, we must do to the other.
anonymous
  • anonymous
x=? y=?
anonymous
  • anonymous
In this case, all you would be able to find are maximums of x and y. You will not be able to evaluate completely.
anonymous
  • anonymous
They are asking for a simplified equation.
anonymous
  • anonymous
x=10 y=8
anonymous
  • anonymous
That is only one set of possible solutions. There are an infinite amount of solutions.
amistre64
  • amistre64
the solution is actually a line on a graph and not a single set of numbers.

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