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Wed March 04, 2015 By: Sriradha Gupta

a certain fraction has two decimal places. if the digits in these places be interchanged, the decimal fraction increases by 0.27. the sum of the digits is 9. find the fraction. 

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Prasenjit Paul
Fri March 06, 2015
L e t space t h e space f r a c t i o n space b e space. a b W h i c h space c a n space b e space w r i t t e n space a s space fraction numerator a b over denominator 100 end fraction equals fraction numerator 10 a plus b over denominator 100 end fraction I f space d i g i t s space a r e space i n t e r c h a n g e d comma space t h e n space t h e space f r a c t i o n space b e c o m e s space fraction numerator 10 b plus a over denominator 100 end fraction fraction numerator 10 b plus a over denominator 100 end fraction minus fraction numerator 10 a plus b over denominator 100 end fraction equals.27 rightwards double arrow fraction numerator 10 b plus a over denominator 100 end fraction minus fraction numerator 10 a plus b over denominator 100 end fraction equals 27 over 100 rightwards double arrow fraction numerator 9 b minus 9 a over denominator 100 end fraction equals 27 over 100 rightwards double arrow 9 b minus 9 a equals 27 rightwards double arrow 9 left parenthesis b minus a right parenthesis equals 27 rightwards double arrow b minus a equals 3...... left parenthesis i right parenthesis T h e space s u m space o f space t h e space d i g i t s space i s space 9 b plus a equals 9...... left parenthesis i i right parenthesis left parenthesis i right parenthesis plus left parenthesis i i right parenthesis comma 2 b equals 12 rightwards double arrow b equals 6 a equals 3 therefore T h e space f r a c t i o n space i s space.36
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