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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
     
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  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

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