Posted by Jannie on Saturday, November 13, 2010 at 4:32pm.
When the numerator and denominator of a fraction are each increased by 5, the
value of the fraction becomes 3/5
When the numerator and denominator of that same
fraction are each decreased by 5, the fraction is then 1/5
Find the original fraction.
(Hint: Let the fraction be p/q) Write in simultaneous equations

Maths  Reiny, Saturday, November 13, 2010 at 5:03pm
first equation:
(p+5)/(q+5) = 3/5 or
5p + 25 = 3q + 15
5p  3q = 10
second equation:
(p5)/(q5) = 1/5 or
5p  25 = q  5
5p  q = 20
solve the two equations by adding them

Maths  lilly, Thursday, January 26, 2012 at 7:08pm
help me in math trish

Maths  Anonymous, Friday, November 7, 2014 at 11:31am
The denominator of a rational number is greater than the numerator by 4. If the numerator is increased by 2 and the denominator is decreased by 1, the number becomes 7/8. Find the original rational number.
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