Posted by **shweta** on Friday, May 27, 2011 at 3:12am.

when 33 is subtract from a number it reduce to its 5/8.what is number.

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**Jai**, Friday, May 27, 2011 at 3:21am
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~ :)

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