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If 3/x = 2 and y/4 = 3, then (3 + y)/(x + 4) =

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If 3/x = 2 and y/4 = 3, then (3 + y)/(x + 4) =

(A) 10/9
(B) 3/2
(C) 20/11
(D) 30/11
(E) 5

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If 3/x = 2 and y/4 = 3, then (3 + y)/(x + 4) =

(A) 10/9
(B) 3/2
(C) 20/11
(D) 30/11
(E) 5

\frac{3}{x} = 2 --> x=\frac{3}{2};

\frac{y}{4} = 3 --> y=12.

Substitute: \frac{3 + y}{x + 4} =\frac{3+12}{\frac{3}{2}+4}=\frac{15}{\frac{11}{2}}=\frac{30}{11}.

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From the question x=3/2 and y=12

Substitute this in the equation:-
(3+12)/(3/2+4)=2x(15)/11=30/11
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If 3/x = 2 and y/4 = 3, then (3 + y)/(x + 4) =

(A) 10/9
(B) 3/2
(C) 20/11
(D) 30/11
(E) 5

\frac{3}{x} = 2 --> x=\frac{3}{2};

\frac{y}{4} = 3 --> y=12.

Substitute: \frac{3 + y}{x + 4} =\frac{3+12}{\frac{3}{2}+4}=\frac{15}{\frac{11}{2}}=\frac{30}{11}.

Answer: D.
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