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    Unhappy Fraction Problem

    What number must be added to both the numerator and denominator of 3/4 in order to finish with 1/3?

    I've been flipping out over this for a while now, I have a feeling that I'm overcomplicating it...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Biscuithead View Post
    What number must be added to both the numerator and denominator of 3/4 in order to finish with 1/3?

    I've been flipping out over this for a while now, I have a feeling that I'm overcomplicating it...
    \frac{3+n}{4+n} = \frac{1}{3}

    9+3n = 4+n

    2n = -5

    n = -\frac{5}{2}
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