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Determine X and Y

  • algebra -

    36x - 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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