Posted by **Jayy** on Wednesday, April 22, 2009 at 9:01pm.

The numerator of a certain fraction is four times the denominator. If 6 is added to both the numerator and the denominator, the resutling fraction is equivalent to 2. What was the original fraction ?

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**Reiny**, Wednesday, April 22, 2009 at 9:12pm
original fraction is 4x/x, clearly not in lowest terms of 4

solve (4x+6)/(x+6) = 2

I get x = 3

so the original fraction was 12/3, which of course should have been reduced to 4.

(I really don't like this question, sloppy planning mathematically.)

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**jesima**, Wednesday, May 16, 2012 at 1:59pm
4d=n

4y=x

x+6/y+6=2

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