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The variables x and y are related by the equation y=ax/(x-b),where a and b are constants .When y is plotted against y/x ,a straight line is obtained .The line has gradient 3 and y-intercept 2.
(i)Find the values of a and b
(ii)Find the values of x which x=y

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y/x = a/(x-b)

the given line has equation (slope-intercept)

y = 2 + 3(y/x)
xy = 2x + 3y
y = 2x/(x-3)
so, a=2 b=3

if x=y, y = 2+3 = 5
check: 5 = 2*5/(5-3)

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