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3(X+y)=y if (X,y) is a solution to the equation above and y is not equal to 0 what is the ratio x/y ? I don't understand this question and would love some step by step instructions !

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It is not hard. As you know, usually to find two unknowns two equations are required. There are only one equation, so probably we cannot find `x` and `y` separately. But the question is not...

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