Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

3/5 math help

  1. Jan 22, 2008 #1
    If [tex]\frac{x}{y}=\frac{3}{5}[/tex] then

    (A) x<y ( B) x> y (C)x=y (D)noon of these
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Jan 22, 2008 #2
    none of these acually
    x/y>0
    => x and y have same sign
    if both r +ve
    x<y
    but if both r -ve
    eg x=-3 , y=-5
    then x/y=3/5
    but
    x>y
     
  4. Jan 22, 2008 #3
    As aiglet said, it will depend if both numbers are positive or if both numbers are negative.

    if in doubt, circle both =)
     
  5. Jan 22, 2008 #4

    HallsofIvy

    User Avatar
    Staff Emeritus
    Science Advisor

    Circle both? There were four answers, one of which was "none of these".
     
Know someone interested in this topic? Share this thread via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook

Have something to add?



Similar Discussions: 3/5 math help
  1. 1-2+3-4+5 = 1/4 (Replies: 2)

Loading...