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If $$\frac{2}{1+\frac{2}{y}}=1$$, then y =

(A) -2
(B) -1/2
(C) 1/2
(D) 2
(E) 3
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If $$\frac{2}{1+\frac{2}{y}}=1$$, then y =

(A) -2
(B) -1/2
(C) 1/2
(D) 2
(E) 3

$$\frac{2}{1+\frac{2}{y}}=1$$ --> $$\frac{2}{\frac{y+2}{y}}=1$$ --> $$\frac{2y}{y+2}=1$$ --> $$2y=y+2$$ --> $$y=2$$.

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Simplified in this way:

$$2 = 1 + \frac{2}{y}$$

$$\frac{2}{y} = 1$$;

So y = 2

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If $$\frac{2}{1+\frac{2}{y}}=1$$, then y =
(A) -2
(B) -1/2
(C) 1/2
(D) 2
(E) 3

For $$\frac{2}{1+\frac{2}{y}}$$ to equal 1, $$1+\frac{2}{y}$$ should equal 2.
Therefore, $$1+\frac{2}{y} = 2$$ --> $$\frac{2}{y} = 1$$ --> $$y = 2$$ ---> $$\frac{2}{1+\frac{2}{2}}=1$$

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If $$\frac{2}{1+\frac{2}{y}}=1$$, then y =

(A) -2
(B) -1/2
(C) 1/2
(D) 2
(E) 3

$$\frac{2}{1+\frac{2}{y}}=1$$
2 = 1 + 2/y
1 = 2/y
y = 2

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If $$\frac{2}{1+\frac{2}{y}}=1$$, then y =

(A) -2
(B) -1/2
(C) 1/2
(D) 2
(E) 3

We need to simplify the equation 2/(1 + 2/y) = 1. We can start by multiplying both sides of the equation by 1 + 2/y and we have:

2 = 1 + 2/y

1 = 2/y

y = 2

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15 Jul 2016, 15:09
\begin{align} &\frac{2}{1+\frac{2}{y}} = 1 \\ &2 = 1+\frac{2}{y} & {\text{multiplied both sides by } 1+\frac{2}{y}}\\ &1 = \frac{2}{y} & \text{subtracted 1}\\ &y = 2 & \text{multiplied by } y\\ &\text{Answer: (D) 2} \end{align}
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