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posted by Jake
Given that the line x/a + y/b = 1 passes through ( 0 , 3 ) and ( 5 , 1 ), find the value of a and b

bobpursley
Well, from the first data point, b had to be 3
Then
5/a+1/3=1
15+a=3a
a=7.5
check that
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