y = ax - 5
y = x + 6
y = 3x + b
In the xy-plane, the straight-line graphs of the three equations above each contain the point (p,r). If a and b are constants, what is the value of b?
(1) a = 2
(2) r = 17
AStatement (1) ALONE is sufficient, but statement (2) alone is not sufficient.
BStatement (2) ALONE is sufficient, but statement (1) alone is not sufficient.
CBOTH statement TOGETHER are sufficient, but NEITHER statement ALONE is sufficient.
DEACH statement ALONE is sufficient.
EStatements (1) and (2) TOGETHER are NOT sufficient.