## if p+q= 4, q+r= -2,r+p= 3 then p+q+r =? a) 2/5 b) 5/2 c) 6/2 d) 5

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if p+q= 4, q+r= -2,r+p= 3 then p+q+r =?
a) 2/5 b) 5/2 c) 6/2 d) 5 e) 6

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2 weeks 2021-09-12T08:10:10+00:00 1 Answer 0

5/2

Step-by-step explanation:

We are looking for p+q+r.

We are given:

p+q    =4          Equation 1.

q+r=-2         Equation 2.

p     +r=3.          Equation 3.

I’m going to solve the first equation for p giving me p=4-q.

I’m going to solve the second equation for r giving me r=-2-q.

I’m going to plug this into the third equation.

p      +r=3

(4-q)+(-2-q)=3

4-q+-2-q=3

Combine like terms:

2-2q=3

Subtract 2 on both sides:

-2q=1

Divide both sides by -2:

q=-1/2.

Plug into the first equation to find p now.

First equation is p+q=4 with q=-1/2.

p+q=4

p+(-1/2)=4

p=4+1/2

p=9/2.

Let’s find r now.

Using the second equation with p=9/2 and/or q=-1/2 we have:

q+r=-2

-1/2+r=-2

r=-2+1/2

r=-3/2

So what is p+q+r?

Let’s plug in our p,q, and r and find out!

p+q+r

9/2+-1/2+-3/2

9/2-4/2

5/2