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# What is the fraction? (1) If the numerator of the fraction

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What is the fraction? (1) If the numerator of the fraction [#permalink]  29 Oct 2004, 07:32
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What is the fraction?

(1) If the numerator of the fraction is increased by 2, the fraction is 1/4.
(2) If the denominator is decreased by 6, the fraction is 1/6.

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let the fraction be x/y

1. (x+2)/y = 1/4 => 4x+8= y. We cant find anything. Insuff.
2. x/(y-6) = 1/6 =>6x=y-6 =>6(x-1)=y. Again Insuff.

combining both we have two equations and can find x and y. so, C.
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