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Posted by on Thursday, November 22, 2012 at 6:30am.

the numerator of a fraction is 5 less than the denominator.if 1 is added to both the numerator and the denominator the fraction becomes 2/3. find the fraction

  • algebra - , Thursday, November 22, 2012 at 6:57am

    We can choose to write the fraction as
    x/(x+5). That will satisfy the first requirement about the numerator being 5 less than the denominator.

    We are also told that
    (x+1)/(x+6) = 2/3
    Now solve for x.
    x + 1 = (2/3)x + 4
    x/3 = 3
    x = 9
    So the fraction is 9/14.

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