the sum of the numerator and the denominator of a certain fraction is 104. the value of the fraction reduces to 9/17. What is the fraction?

so confusing

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- Aug 4th 2012, 04:20 PMrcstricky fraction problem
the sum of the numerator and the denominator of a certain fraction is 104. the value of the fraction reduces to 9/17. What is the fraction?

so confusing

thanks - Aug 4th 2012, 04:27 PMskeeterRe: tricky fraction problem
- Aug 5th 2012, 08:47 AMrcsRe: tricky fraction problem
thanks i got it ... x = 9/17 y.... then by substitution... hmmmm to equation 1 which is x + y =14 then the y = 68,,, and so x = 36 .. the fraction is 36/68. thanks a lot