3/5 math help

1. Jan 22, 2008

santa

If $$\frac{x}{y}=\frac{3}{5}$$ then

(A) x<y ( B) x> y (C)x=y (D)noon of these

2. Jan 22, 2008

aiglet_2000

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

3. Jan 22, 2008

Invictious

As aiglet said, it will depend if both numbers are positive or if both numbers are negative.

if in doubt, circle both =)

4. Jan 22, 2008

HallsofIvy

Circle both? There were four answers, one of which was "none of these".