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Re: 1/(1+1/3)-1/(1+1/2) [#permalink] New post 26 Aug 2012, 01:59
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\frac{1}{1+\frac{1}{3}}-\frac{1}{1+\frac{1}{2}}

(A) -1/3
(B) -1/6
(C) -1/12
(D) 1/12
(E) 1/3

\frac{1}{1+\frac{1}{3}}-\frac{1}{1+\frac{1}{2}}=\frac{1}{(\frac{4}{3})}-\frac{1}{(\frac{3}{2})}=\frac{3}{4}-\frac{2}{3}=\frac{1}{12}.

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Re: 1/(1+1/3)-1/(1+1/2) [#permalink] New post 26 Aug 2012, 07:22
By taking the LCM and taking the reciprocals-

3/4-2/3=1/12
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Re: 1/(1+1/3)-1/(1+1/2) [#permalink] New post 27 Aug 2012, 10:07
Ans = (3/4) - (2/3) = 1/12
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Re: 1/(1+1/3)-1/(1+1/2) [#permalink] New post 28 Aug 2012, 03:10
Answer is 1/12

3/4 - 2/3 = 1/12
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Re: 1/(1+1/3)-1/(1+1/2) [#permalink] New post 28 Aug 2012, 07:28
bunuel.. i think difficulty level shud be 500 or below 500..

its 1/12.. person shud knw the 1+1/3 = 4/3.. by not taking LCM because that will waste ur time..
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Re: 1/(1+1/3)-1/(1+1/2) [#permalink] New post 31 Aug 2012, 00:53
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SOLUTION:

\frac{1}{1+\frac{1}{3}}-\frac{1}{1+\frac{1}{2}}

(A) -1/3
(B) -1/6
(C) -1/12
(D) 1/12
(E) 1/3

\frac{1}{1+\frac{1}{3}}-\frac{1}{1+\frac{1}{2}}=\frac{1}{(\frac{4}{3})}-\frac{1}{(\frac{3}{2})}=\frac{3}{4}-\frac{2}{3}=\frac{1}{12}.

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