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The denominator of a fraction is bigger than its numerator by 3. If 3 is subtracted from the numerator, and 2 added to the denominator, the value of fraction we get is 1/5. Find the original fraction.
Let the numerator be x.
Since, the denominator is bigger than numerator by 3
⇒ Denominator = x + 3
If 3 is subtracted from the numerator, it becomes = x-3
And, 2 added to the denominator, it becomes = (x + 3) + 2
It is given that :-
On cross multiplying, we get,
⇒ 5x – 15 = x + 5
⇒ 4x = 20
⇒ x = 5
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