The numerator of a fraction is 2 less than its denominator. If 3 is added to each of the numerator and the denominator, the fraction increases by 1/18. Find the fraction.

### Asked by khushdab | 1st Apr, 2020, 11:21: AM

Expert Answer:

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Let the denominator of the required fraction be x.
→ Numerator will be x - 2.
According to the condition,
→ (x-12)(x+9)=0

→ x = 12 or x = -9
Therefore, the required fraction is 10/12 or -11/-9= 11/9.

Let the denominator of the required fraction be x.

→ Numerator will be x - 2.

According to the condition,

→ (x-12)(x+9)=0

→ x = 12 or x = -9

### Answered by Yasmeen Khan | 1st Apr, 2020, 03:40: PM

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