Question of The Day23-03-2020

If a + b = cx, b + c = ay and c + a = bz then what will be the approximate value of  $$\frac{7}{8}(\frac{1}{x+1}+\frac{1}{y+1}+\frac{1}{z+1})$$ ?

Correct Answer : d ) 0.875

Explanation :

Consider the given equations

$$a+b=cx$$

Or, $$a+b+c=cx+c$$

$$\frac{1}{x+1}=\frac{c}{a+b+c}......(1)$$

$$b+c=ay$$

Or, $$a+b+c=ay+a$$

$$\frac{1}{y+1}=\frac{a}{a+b+c}......(2)$$

$$c+a=bz$$

Or,$$a+b+c=bz+b$$

$$\frac{1}{z+1}=\frac{b}{a+b+c}......(3)$$

Adding equation (1), (2), and (3) we get

$$\frac{1}{x+1}+\frac{1}{y+1}+\frac{1}{z+1}=\frac{a+b+c}{a+b+c}$$

$$\frac{1}{x+1}+\frac{1}{y+1}+\frac{1}{z+1}=1$$

Therefore,

$$\frac{7}{8}(\frac{1}{x+1}+\frac{1}{y+1}+\frac{1}{z+1})=\frac{7}{8}=0.875$$

Hence, (d) is the correct answer.

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