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    escaped_insane
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    a number problem

    a number increased by 4 times its reciprocal is 20/3. Find the number

    ~~~steps to answer please
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    Quote Originally Posted by escaped_insane View Post
    a number increased by 4 times its reciprocal is 20/3. Find the number

    ~~~steps to answer please
    Hello escaped_insane,

    There will be two numbers that can work; there is only one whole number, however.

    x + 4/x = 20/3

    x = 2/3 OR x = 6.

    Do you see why?

    If not, let me know.
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