# Solve Each of the Following Systems of Equations by the Method of Cross-multiplication 3x + 2y + 25 = 0 2x + Y + 10 = 0 - Mathematics

Solve each of the following systems of equations by the method of cross-multiplication

3x + 2y + 25 = 0
2x + y + 10 = 0

#### Solution

The given system of equation is

3x + 2y + 25 = 0
2x + y + 10 = 0

Here

a_1 = 3, b_1 = 2, c_1 = 25

a_2 = 2, b_2 = 1, c_2 = 10

By cross-multiplication, we have

=> x/(2xx 10-25xx 1) = (-y)/(3xx 10- 25xx 2) = 1/(3xx1 - 2xx2)

=> x/(20-25) = (-y)/(30-50) =- 1/(3-4)

=> x/(-5) = (-y)/(-20) = 1/(-1)

Now x/(-5) = 1/(-1)

=> x = (-5)/(-1) = 5

And

(-y)/(-20) = 1/(-1)

=> y/20 = 1

=> y = -20

Hence, x =  5, y = 20 is the solution of the given system of equations.

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#### APPEARS IN

RD Sharma Class 10 Maths
Chapter 3 Pair of Linear Equations in Two Variables
Exercise 3.4 | Q 2 | Page 57

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