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At a company, there are y more male employees than female employees. If there are x male employees at the company, what fraction of the employees are male, in terms of y and x?

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    number of males --- x (it said so)
    number of females --- x - y (it said so)

    total = x + x-y = 2x-y

    fraction of males = x/(2x-y)

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