Multiplying the 2nd equation by 10, we get,
Hi all, I'm working on this problem and for some reason, seem to keep getting stuck in a loop of wrong answers.
So we're given:
x + y = 1, 0.7x + 0.2y = x, and 0.3x + 0.8y = y
I'm instructed to multiply the terms by 10 to simplify, and to combine the like terms in order to solve:
___x + 2y = 0
and
___x - 2y = 0
The answer is -3 and 3, but I don't know how to arrive at that.
Any help will be much appreciated!
That's also very helpful, thanks Richard! I saw it right away with KJ's post-- my mistake was in not also multiplying the right side of the two equations (x, and y, respectively) when multiplying the left side by 10.
This is my first post on here asking for help and I am very pleased and impressed with this, thanks so much for the quick replies! I'll try to do the same where I can.