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**Exercise 3B Page No: 103**

**Solve for x and y:**

**Question 1:**

x + y = 3,

4x – 3y = 26.

**Solution:**

x + y = 3 â€¦â€¦..(1)

4x – 3y = 26 â€¦â€¦(2)

Isolate x from equation (1), we get

x = 3 – y

Substituting the value of x in equation (2),

4(3 – y) – 3y = 26

12 – 4y â€“ 3y = 26

-7y = 14

y = -2

Solve for x:

x = 3 – y = 3 – (-2) = 5

Answer: x = 5 and y = -2

**Question 2:**

**x – y = 3,**

**x/3 + y /2 = 6**

**Solution:**

x – y = 3 â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦(1)

x/3 + y /2 = 6 â€¦â€¦..(2)

Find the value of x from equation and substitute in equation (2).

x = 3 + y

Now,

The value of x is 9 and the value of y is 6.

**Question 3:**

**2x + 3y = 0,**

**3x + 4y = 5.**

**Solution:**

2x + 3y= 0 â€¦â€¦..(1)

3x + 4y = 5 â€¦â€¦.(2)

Let us use elimination method to solve the given system of equations.

Multiply (1) by 4 and (2) by 3. And subtract both the equations.

From (1),

2x + 3y = 0

2 (15) + 3y = 0

3y = – 30

y = -10

Hence: x = 15 and y = -10

**Question 4:**

**2x â€“ 3y = 13,**

**7x â€“ 2y = 20.**

**Solution:**

2x â€“ 3y = 13 â€¦â€¦(1)

7x â€“ 2y = 20 â€¦â€¦â€¦.(2)

Let us use elimination method to solve the given system of equations.

Multiply (1) by 2 and (2) by 3. And subtract both the equations.

Substitute the value of x in equation (1), we have

2x – 3y = 13

2 (2) – 3y = 13

3y = 4 – 13 = – 9

y = -3

Hence: x = 2 and y = -3

**Question 5.**

**3x â€“ 5y â€“ 19 = 0,**

**-7x + 3y + 1 = 0.**

**Solution:**

3x â€“ 5y â€“ 19 = 0 â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦..(1)

-7x + 3y + 1 = 0 â€¦â€¦â€¦.(2)

Let us use elimination method to solve the given system of equations.

Multiply (1) by 3 and (2) by 5. And add both the equations.

Substitute the value of x in equation (1), we have

3 Ã— (-2) -5y = 19 ⇨ -6 -5y = 19

y = -5

Hence: x = -2 and y = -5

â‡¨ x = -2, y = -5

**Question 6:**

**2x – y + 3 = 0,**

**3x – 7y + 10 = 0.**

**Solution:**

2x – y + 3 = 0 â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦..(1)

3x – 7y + 10 = 0 â€¦â€¦â€¦..(2)

Let us use substitution method to solve the given system of equations.

Find the value of y form equation (1) and substitute the value in (2).

From (1)

-y = -3 – 2x â‡¨ y = 2x + 3

And,

y = 1

Again, y = 2x + 3

1 = 2x + 3

x = -1

Answer: x = -1 and y = 1

**Question 7:**

**x/2 â€“ y/9 = 6,**

**x/7 + y/3 = 5.**

**Solution:**

x/2 â€“ y/9 = 6

x/7 + y/3 = 5

Simplify both the equations:

9x â€“ 2y = 108 â€¦â€¦â€¦..(1)

3x + 7y = 105 â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦(2)

Let us use elimination method to solve the given system of equations.

Multiply (2) by 3. And subtract both the equations.

From (1); 9x – 2(9) = 108

x = 14

Answer: x = 14 and y = 9

**Question 8:**

x/3 + y/4 = 11,

5x/6 â€“ y/3 = -7.

Solution:

x/3 + y/4 = 11

5x/6 â€“ y/3 = -7

Simplify both the equations:

We have,

4x + 3y = 132 â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦(1)

5x â€“ 2y = -42 â€¦â€¦.â€¦â€¦(2)

Let us use elimination method to solve the given system of equations.

Multiply (1) by 2 and (2) by 3. And add both the equations.

From (1): 4(6) + 3y = 132

y = 108/3 = 36

Answer: x = 6 and y = 36

**Question 9:**

**4x â€“ 3y = 8,**

**6x â€“ y = 29 / 3**

**Solution:**

4x â€“ 3y = 8 â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦.(1)

6x â€“ y = 29 / 3 â€¦â€¦..(2)

Let us use elimination method to solve the given system of equations.

Multiply (2) by 3. And subtract both the equations.

Or x = 3/2

From (1);

4(3/2) â€“ 3y = 8

Or y = -2/3

Answer: x = 3/ 2 and y = -2 / 3

**Question 10:**

**2x – 3y / 4 = 3,**

**5x = 2y + 7.**

**Solution:**

2x – 3y/4 = 3 or 8x â€“ 3y = 12

5x = 2y + 7

Given set of equations can be written as:

8x â€“ 3y = 12 â€¦â€¦..(1)

5x – 2y = 7 â€¦â€¦â€¦..(2)

Let us use elimination method to solve the given system of equations.

Multiply (1) by 2 and (2) by 3. And subtract both the equations.

From (1); 8(3) â€“ 3y = 12

y = 4

Answer: x = 3 and y = 4

**Question 11:**

**2x + 5y = 8 / 3,**

**3x â€“ 2y = 5 / 6 .**

**Solution:**

2x + 5y = 8 /3 â€¦â€¦.(1)

3x â€“ 2y = 5 /6 â€¦â€¦..(2)

Let us use elimination method to solve the given system of equations.

Multiply (1) by 4 and (2) by 5. And add both the equations.

x = Â½

Substitute the value of x in equation (1), we have

2(1/2) + 5y = 8 /3

y = 1/3

Answer: x = Â½ and y = 1/3

**Question 12:**

**2x + 3y + 1 = 0,**

**(7 – 4x) /3 = y**

**Solution:**

2x + 3y + 1 = 0 â€¦â€¦..(1)

(7 – 4x) /3 = y â€¦â€¦â€¦.(2)

Put value of y in (1), we get

2x + 3((7 – 4x) /3 ) + 1 = 0

2x + 7 â€“ 4x + 1 = 0

x = 4

from (2):

(7 â€“ 4(4)) /3 = y

y = -3

Answer: x = 4 and y = -3

**Question 13:**

**0.4x + 0.3y = 1.7,**

**0.7x â€“ 0.2y = 0.8.**

**Solution:**

0.4x + 0.3y = 1.7

0.7x â€“ 0.2y = 0.8

Multiply both the equations by 10, we get

4x + 3y = 17 â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦(1)

7x – 2y = 8 ..â€¦â€¦â€¦..(2)

Multiply (1) by 2 and (2) by 3,

8x + 6y = 34

21x â€“ 6y = 24

Adding both the equations

29x = 58

x = 2

From (1); 4 x 2 + 3y = 17

â‡¨ 8 + 3y = 17

â‡¨ 3y = 17 â€“ 8 = 9

y = 3

Answer: x = 2, y = 3

Question 14:

0.3x + 0.5y = 0.5,

0.5x + 0.7y = 0.74.

Solution:

0.3x + 0.5y = 0.5,

0.5x + 0.7y = 0.74.

Multiply both the equations by 10, we get

3x + 5y = 5 â€¦.(1)

5x + 7y = 7.4 â€¦.(2)

Multiply (1) by 7 and (2) by 5. And subtract both the equations.

Substitute the value of x in equation (1), we have

3(0.5) + 5y = 5

y = 0.7

Answer: x = 0.5 and y = 0.7

Question 15:

7(y + 3) â€“ 2(x + 2) = 14,

4(y â€“ 2) + 3(x â€“ 3) = 2.

Solution:

Simplify given equations

7(y + 3) â€“ 2(x + 2) = 14

or 7y â€“ 2x = -3

and 4(y â€“ 2) + 3(x â€“ 3) = 2

or 4y + 3x = 19

new set of equations is:

7y â€“ 2x = -3 â€¦â€¦(1)

4y + 3x = 19 â€¦â€¦(2)

Let us use elimination method to solve the given system of equations.

Multiply (1) by 3 and (2) by 2. And add both the equations.

Substitute the value of x in equation (1), we have

7(1) â€“ 2x = -3

x = 5

Answer: x = 5 and y = 1

**Question 16:**

**6x + 5y = 7x + 3y + 1 = 2(x + 6y â€“ 1)**

**Solution:**

6x + 5y = 7x + 3y + 1 = 2(x + 6y â€“ 1)

6x + 5y = 7x + 3y + 1

â‡¨ 6x + 5y â€“ 7x â€“ 3y = 1

â‡¨ -x + 2y = 1

â‡¨ 2y â€“ x = 1

Again, 7x + 3y + 1 = 2(x + 6y â€“ 1)

7x + 3y + 1 = 2x + 12y â€“ 2

â‡¨ 7x + 3y â€“ 2x â€“ 12y = -2 â€“ 1

â‡¨ 5x â€“ 9y = -3

New set of equations is:

2y â€“ x = 1 â€¦â€¦(1)

5x â€“ 9y = -3 â€¦â€¦â€¦.(2)

Using substitution method;

From (1), x = 2y â€“ 1

Substituting the value of x in (2),

5(2y â€“ 1) â€“ 9y = -3

â‡¨ 10y â€“ 5 â€“ 9y = -3

â‡¨ y = -3 + 5

â‡¨ y = 2

And, x = 2y â€“ 1 = 2(2) â€“ 1 = 3

Answer: x = 3, y = 2

**Question 17:**

**Solution**:

Simply equations:

And

New set of equations is:

x â€“ y = -4 â€¦â€¦â€¦.(1)

2x +19y = 118 â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦(2)

Using substitution method:

From (1): x = y â€“ 4

Put x in (2)

Again, x = y â€“ 4 = 6 â€“ 4 = 2

Answer: x = 2, y = 6

**Question 18:**

**5/x + 6y = 13,**

**3/x + 4y = 7 (x â‰ 0)**

**Solution:**

5/x + 6y = 13 â€¦â€¦..(1)

3/x + 4y = 7 â€¦â€¦.(2)

Let us use elimination method to solve the given system of equations.

Multiply (1) by 2 and (2) by 3. And subtract both the equations.

Substitute the value of x in equation (1), we have

Answer: x = and y =

**Question 19.**

x + 6 / y = 6,

3x â€“ 8 / y = 5 (y â‰ 0)

Solution:

Question 20.

2x â€“ 3 / y = 9,

3x + 7 / y = 2 (y â‰ 0)

Solution:

x = 3, y = -1

## RS Aggarwal Solutions for Class 10 Maths Chapter 3 Linear Equations in Two Variables Exercise 3B

Class 10 Maths Chapter 3 Linear Equations in Two Variables Exercise 3B is based on the topic: Solving simultaneous linear equations using algebraic methods (which includes, substitution method and elimination method).