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# If 1/x = 6 and 1/y = 1/3 , then x/y =

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If 1/x = 6 and 1/y = 1/3 , then x/y =

(A) 1/18
(B) 1/2
(C) 1
(D) 2
(E) 18

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21 Feb 2018, 01:40
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$$\frac{1}{x}$$= 6; 6x=1; x=$$\frac{1}{6}$$

$$\frac{1}{y}$$= $$\frac{1}{3}$$; y=3

$$\frac{x}{y}$$= $$\frac{1}{6*3}$$= $$\frac{1}{18}$$

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22 Feb 2018, 00:05
Bunuel wrote:
If 1/x = 6 and 1/y = 1/3 , then x/y =

(A) 1/18
(B) 1/2
(C) 1
(D) 2
(E) 18

IMO A as x= 1/6 and y can be written as 3 so 1/6/3= 1/6*3= 1/18 which is option A.
Re: If 1/x = 6 and 1/y = 1/3 , then x/y =   [#permalink] 22 Feb 2018, 00:05
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