# If (x+13,y3-1)=(12,32), find x and y - Mathematics and Statistics

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If (x + 1/3, y/3 - 1) = (1/2, 3/2), find x and y

#### Solution

Since (x + 1/3, y/3 - 1) = (1/2, 3/2)

the corresponding elements are equal.

∴ x + 1/3 = 1/2 and y/3 - 1 = 3/2

∴ x = 1/2 - 1/3 and y/3 = 3/2 + 1 = 5/2

∴ x = 1/6 and y = 15/2.

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