For the time being forget the negative sign.
Let the fraction be
Here 8x is greater than 3x. Now proceed.
The ration between 2 numbers is . If the bigger numer plus two times the smaller number is equal to 42, find out the bigger number value.
How do I find out which one is the bigger? obviously 3 is smaller than 8, but, couldn't it be the number 3 positive and the number 8 negative, therefore number 3 could be bigger than 8?
Thanks for the help in advance.