The denominator of a fraction is greater than the numerator by 8. If the numerator is increased......Find the fraction.

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The denominator of a fraction is greater than the numerator by 8.
If the numerator is increased by 17 and denominator is decreased by 1, the number obtained is 3/2.
Find the fraction.

posted Feb 13

13/21

x/(x+8)
(x+17)/(x+8-1)=3/2 --> x=13 ---> x/(x+8)=13/21

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