Sunday

March 1, 2015

March 1, 2015

Posted by **RAY** on Friday, July 6, 2007 at 11:15am.

I am total lost on this problem

x is a number

4x is another number

these should = 5/36

so my equation would be

x+4x=5/36

first x i am getting 1/36

so the second would be 4/36=9

the two numbers be 1/36, 9

please explain to me what i have done wrong

the sum of their RECIPROCALS. which isn't x+4x

reciprocal of 5/36 is 36/5=7.2

does this mean my answers to add to

x =4x=7.2

please explain this to me

One number is 4 times another. If the sum of their reciprocals is 5/36 , find the two numbers.

x = 2y

1/x + 1/y = 5/36

You should be able to take it from here.

**Answer this Question**

**Related Questions**

Algebra - One number is 3 times another. If the sum of their reciprocals is 4, ...

algebra - One number is 5 times another If the sum of their reciprocals is 2/15 ...

algebra,math,help - can someone explain to me the following:thanks... one number...

college - One Number Is 3 Times Another Number. If The Sum Of The Reciprocals Of...

Algebra - Word problem: The sum of two numbers is 26.4. One number is five times...

Algebra - One number is 6 more than another. If the sum of the smaller number ...

Math(Algebra) - How would you set this problem up and work it: The difference ...

Grade 8 Math - Can you write them in Mathematical/numbers form I'll solve them ...

math - Two numbers are reciprocals of each other. One number is 9 times as large...

algebra - One number is 4 times and then positive number. The sum of the two ...