Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Given two numbers, if we subtract half the smaller number from each number, the result with the larger number is three times as large as the result with the smaller number.
How many times is the larger number as large as the smaller number?

4 Comments:

Anonymous Joseph said...

The larger number is twice that of the smaller number.

March 15, 2007 at 2:28 AM  
Blogger steven said...

This is my reasoning :-
Let x be the larger number, y be the smaller number.
x - y/2 = 3y/2
x = 2y
So the larger number is twice the size of the smaller number.

March 31, 2007 at 6:12 AM  
Blogger steven said...

This is my reasoning :-
Let x be the larger number, y be the smaller number.
x - y/2 = 3y/2
x = 2y
So the larger number is twice the size of the smaller number.

March 31, 2007 at 6:13 AM  
Anonymous Miette said...

This is great info to know.

November 10, 2008 at 2:29 PM  

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