Both x and y are positive real numbers, and the point (x,y) lies on or above both of the lines having equations 2x+5y=10 and 3x+4y=12. What is the least possible value of 8x+13y?

What is the x-intercept of the line perpendicular to the line defined by 3x-2y=6 and whose y-intercept is 2?

Guest Apr 11, 2019

#1**+2 **

Not sure about the first...but I believe that the least possible value will occur at the intersection of the two given lines...so...

2x + 5y = 10 ⇒ 6x + 15y = 30 (1)

3x + 4y = 12 ⇒ -6x - 8y = -24 (2) add (1) and (2) and we have that

7y = 6

y = 6/7

And we can find x as

2x + 5(6/7) = 10

2x = 10 - 30/7

x = 40/14 = 20/7

So ( x , y ) = ( 20/7, 6/7)

So 8(20/7) + 13(6/7) = 34 = the least possible value

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CPhill Apr 11, 2019

#2**+2 **

What is the x-intercept of the line perpendicular to the line defined by 3x-2y=6 and whose y-intercept is 2?

The slope of the given line = (3/2)

The slope of the perpendicualr line = -2/3

If the y intercept of this line is 2, we have

y = (-2/3)x + 2 the x intercept occurs when y = 0

0 = (-2/3)x + 2

-2 = (-2/3)x

x = 3 = the x intercept

CPhill Apr 11, 2019