If x = 2y + 5 and x = 3y – 6, what is the value of x?

C. 27

Explanation

Since both equations are isolated for x, set the two equal to each other, giving you 2y + 5 = 3y – 6. Subtract 2y from both sides and add 6 to both sides to get y = 11. Plug the value back into one of the original equations to get x = 27. 

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