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
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Originally Posted by rcs 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? $\displaystyle x+y = 104$ $\displaystyle \frac{x}{y} = \frac{9}{17}$ two equations, two unknowns ... solve the system of equations for x and y
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
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