math
posted by shweta on .
when 33 is subtract from a number it reduce to its 5/8.what is number.

hmm, i'm not sure with that "reduce to 5/8". i interpreted it in two ways:
A.) 5/8 as a number:
let n = number
thus,
n  33 = 5/8
n = 33 5/8
B.) 5/8 of the original
n  33 = (5/8)n
n  (5/8)n = 33
(3/8)n = 33
n = 33*8/3
n = 88
hope this helps~ :)