# solutionn of two equations

• Jan 22nd 2010, 06:19 AM
CarmineCortez
solutionn of two equations
2/x + 3/y = 4

3/x -2/y = 19

so I get x = 0.2 and y = -0.5

is x = 0 and y = 0 also a solution?
• Jan 22nd 2010, 07:11 AM
Soroban
Hello, CarmineCortez!

Quote:

. . $\begin{array}{ccc}\dfrac{2}{x} + \dfrac{3}{y} &=& 4 \\ \\ [-3mm] \dfrac{3}{x} -\dfrac{2}{y} &=& 19 \end{array}$

So I get: . $x = \frac{1}{5},\;y = -\frac{1}{2}$ . . . . Correct!

Is $x = 0,\:y = 0$ also a solution? . . . . no

In the original equations, you see that neither $x$ nor $y$ can be zero.