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September 21, 2014

Posted by **3=36x-3y** on Friday, December 6, 2013 at 8:22pm.

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**Reiny**, Friday, December 6, 2013 at 8:32pm36x - 3y = 3

reduce to

12x - y = 3

or

y = 12x -3

There are an infinite number of solutions

pick any x you feel like, then evaluate the corresponding y

e.g.

x = 1

y = 12(1)-3 = 12-3 = 9

x = -3.56

y = 12(-3.56) -3 = -45.72

etc.

To have the instruction:

"Determine X and Y" is simply much too vague.

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