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Posted by **rose** on Saturday, December 1, 2007 at 10:25am.

I've done this problem a few times and keep getting -37/38 which seems like a dumb answer to the problem. I know I think the answer should be a whole number so I don't know if that's what's confusing me. Is my answer right?

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**Reiny**, Saturday, December 1, 2007 at 10:37am37/38 satisfies your equation, so it is correct

There is no reason to assume that an equation should have a whole number as a solution.

A number such as -37/38 is just as "good" a number as 12

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**rose**, Saturday, December 1, 2007 at 10:44amthank you.

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