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    If \frac{x}{y}=\frac{3}{5} then

    (a) x<y ( B) x> y (C)x=y (D)noon of these
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    Quote Originally Posted by perash View Post
    If \frac{x}{y}=\frac{3}{5} then

    (a) x<y ( B) x> y (C)x=y (D)noon of these
    It's quite simple. Look at  \frac{3}{5} , it is smaller than 1. That means something was divided by something bigger than itself.

    So x < y

    (If the answer was 1, then x = y ; and if the answer was greater than 1, x > y)
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    Quote Originally Posted by janvdl View Post
    It's quite simple. Look at  \frac{3}{5} , it is smaller than 1. That means something was divided by something bigger than itself.

    So x < y

    (If the answer was 1, then x = y ; and if the answer was greater than 1, x > y)
    Not true. \frac{3}{5} = \frac{3}{5} and so x=3 < 5=y. But \frac{-3}{-5} = \frac{3}{5} and so x = -3 > -5 = y.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ThePerfectHacker View Post
    Not true. \frac{3}{5} = \frac{3}{5} and so x=3 < 5=y. But \frac{-3}{-5} = \frac{3}{5} and so x = -3 > -5 = y.
    Only too true. Thanks TPH.
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