Example If the numerator of a fraction is increased by 3 and the denominator is
decreased by 5, then the value of the fraction becomes
. If the numerator is
decreased by 1 and the denominator is decreased by 3, the value of the fraction becomes
. Find the fraction.
Solution : Let the fraction be ,
Then by the given conditions, we set up the equations as :
Definition and Solving Techniques
9.2 - Use of Simultaneous Linear Equations
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