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Find a fraction equivalent to 1\2. The denominator must be 5 less than 3 times its numerator. The numerator is less than 8. Is the answer 2\4

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    Let x = numerator
    Let 3x - 5 = denominator

    Let's set up an equation:

    x/(3x - 5) = 1/2

    Cross multiply:
    2x = 3x - 5

    Solve for x:
    x = 5

    Therefore: 3x - 5 = 10

    Fraction is 5/10
    (The numerator is less than 8)

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