#### Question

Solve the following systems of equations:

`1/(3x + y) + 1/(3x - y) = 3/4`

`1/(2(3x + y)) - 1/(2(3x - y)) = -1/8`

#### Solution

The given equation is

`1/(3x + y) + 1/(3x - y) = 3/4`

`1/(2(3x + y)) - 1/(2(3x - y)) = -1/8`

Let `1/(3x + y) = u and 1/(3x - y) = v` then equation are

`u + v = 3/4` ...(i)

`u/2 - v/2 = 1/8` ....(ii)

Multiply equation (ii) by 2 and add both equations, we get

`u + v = 3/4`

`u - v = -1/4`

`2u = 1/2`

`u = 1/4`

Put the value of u in equation (i) we get

`1 xx 1/4 + v = 3/4`

`v= 1/2`

Then

`1/(3x + y) = 1/4` ....(iii)

3x + y = 4

`1/(3x -y) = 1/2` ...(iv)

3x - y = 2

Add both equation we get

3x + y = 4

3x - y = 2

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6x = 6

x = 1

Put the value of x in equation (iii) we get

3 x 1 + y = 4

y = 1

Hence value of x = 1 and y = 1

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Solution Solve the following systems of equations: `1/(3x + y) + 1/(3x - y) = 3/4` `1/(2(3x + y)) - 1/(2(3x - y)) = -1/8` Concept: Algebraic Methods of Solving a Pair of Linear Equations - Substitution Method.