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# In the fraction x/y, where x and y positive integers, what

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In the fraction x/y, where x and y positive integers, what [#permalink]  24 Aug 2007, 05:38
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In the fraction x/y, where x and y positive integers, what is the value of y?

(1) The least common denominator of x/y and 1/3 is 6
(2) x=1
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E -

(i) This allows a variety of values for Y say 2 or 6
(ii) This doesn't help
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(1) The least common denominator of x/y and 1/3 is 6
(2) x=1

From 1, we know that
6 = y x (n)
y = 6/n

all we know is that y is a factor of 6 , it could be any value

From 2 , x = 1

The numerator doesnt play a very important role.. as it doesnt affect the LCD value

So E
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