Questions on fractions, which are expressions (not values) of the form $\frac pq$.

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What do you think it means when I ask for a 0.5% transaction fee?

What comes to mind when I tell you that im charging a fee of 0.5% when you buy flowers from me? You can either think of it as If I want to purchase 1000 dollars worth of flowers I need to pay 1005. ...
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Converting repeating decimal in base b to a fraction the same base

The repeating decimal .36666... in base 8 can be written in a fraction in base 8. I understand simple patterns such as 1/9 in base 10 is .1111.... so 1/7 in base 8 is .1111. But I'm not too sure how ...
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Fraction and Decimal: Reciprocal of x's non-integer

The reciprocal part of $x$'s non-integer decimal part equals $x+1$, and $x>0$. What is $x$? Solution: I tried this way- Let's $n$= integer part of $x$ $1/x-n = x+1$ or, $1=(x-n)(x+1)$ or, $1= ...
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A word problem involving fractions [on hold]

A roofer and an apprentice are roofing a newly constructed house. In one day, the roofer completes 2/5 of the job and the apprentice completes 1/4 of the job. How much of the job remains to be done?
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If $x$ is positive, then why does $\frac{1}{\sqrt{x+1} + \sqrt{x}} = \sqrt{x+1} - \sqrt{x}$?

Given that $x$ is positive, $\frac{1}{\sqrt{x+1} + \sqrt{x}} = \sqrt{x+1} - \sqrt{x}$ I've been trying to convert the left side of the equation to the right side: $$ \frac{1}{\sqrt{x+1} + \sqrt{x}}$...
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If $\frac{a}{b}=\frac{c+d}{e+f}$ so $a$ is equal to $c+d$?

I have these question, a is always c+d and b is e+f ?. Thanks.
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why $1+\frac{1}{1+\frac{1}{\frac{1}{1+\dots}}}$ cannot be equal to $\frac{1-\sqrt{5}}{2}$

why $1+\frac{1}{1+\frac{1}{\frac{1}{1+\dots}}}$ cannot be equal to $\frac{1-\sqrt{5}}{2}$ I know that some of you will answer because it is positive.I know it but I don't know how to prove it.Maybe ...
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Why is this true? $p_x$ $x$ $(1 + {(1 - a) \over a})$ = $p_x w_x + p_y w_y$ $\Rightarrow$ $x$ = $a$ ${p_x w_x + p_y w_y } \over p_x$

I don't see why the following equation is true - although wolfram-alpha gives me the same result, I can't figure out the steps that were made. Sure, we can simply divide the equation by $p_x$, but ...
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Is there an equivalent word for '3/4?'

It's already known that the most of the quarter fractions have a single word equivalent that correspond with its numerical counterpart, such as '1/4' is a quarter, '1/2' is half, and '4/4' is the same ...
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Simplify simple fractions after Hospital's rule

I'm having trouble simplifying the result of complicated limits which contain mutliple fractions. I understand this is basic math level, but i find it difficult to find exercices to practice that ...
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Why won't my calculator display this fraction? [closed]

I am using my calculator to convert 2.6(457) 457 is recurring. This should be 2 6451/9990, but my calculator only displays the decimal 2.645745764. How can I fix this, incase I need to do this in an ...
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Numbers whose reciprocals sum to $1$

What are all the numbers that can be written as $a_1+a_2+\dots+a_n$, where $a_1,\dots,a_n$ are positive integers such that $\frac{1}{a_1}+\dots+\frac{1}{a_n}=1$? For instance, such numbers include $4=...
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Partial Fractions Question: $\frac1{s(n-s)}$

How do you decompose the fraction $$\frac1{s(n-s)} $$ to two fractions? ($s$ and $n$ are variables).
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Laplace Transform for Solving Differential Equation

I solved the following task, but since I am new in this field I need to check if it is correct or if there is anything I am missing or doing wrong. Task : Solve differential equation using Laplace ...
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Pairs of irreducible fractions that add up to a given irreducible fraction

Given the irreducible fraction $\frac a b$, with $a, b \in \mathbb N$, what is the expression that enumerates all the irreducible fractions of integers that add up to $\frac a b$? Namely, an ...
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Adding fractions of Groups of People

I understand the rules of adding fractions perfectly well. I know how to find common denominators, and understand why adding fractions without common denominators doesn't make sense. But, today ...
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If you take the reciprocal in an inequality, would it change the $>/< $ signs?

Example:$$-16<\frac{1}{x}-\frac{1}{4}<16$$ In the example above, if you take the reciprocal of $$\frac{1}{x}-\frac{1}{4} = \frac{x}{1}-\frac{4}{1}$$ would that flip the $<$ to $>$ or ...
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Simplify the following expression

$$\left(\frac{4}{27}\right)^{3/2}$$ I am trying to figure out how to solve this problem and my teacher was not explaining it well enough for me to grasp it. Can anybody maybe help me with step-by-...
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Finding LCM of an expression

Image link I am currently trying to figure out how to solve this problem. I know how they got the denominator but am unsure how they got 6x in the numerator? Can somebody explain this to me?
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Bob and Jim's Coins [closed]

Bob had 52 more coins that Jim after Jim gave 1/5 of his coins to him. If they had 260 coins total, how many coins did Bob have at first?
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What happens when you add $x$ to $\frac{1}{3}x$?

I am dealing with an equation that requires me to add $x$ to $\frac{1}{3}x$: $x + \frac{1}{3}x$ = ?? I know this might be simple to any of you on this site, because you are all asking questions with ...
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When is $\sqrt{x/y^2}$ equal to $\sqrt{x}/y$?

The solution to the quadratics is given by $r = -\dfrac{b}{2a}\pm\sqrt{\dfrac{b^2-4ac}{4a^2}}$, which is shortened to $r = -\dfrac{b}{2a}\pm\dfrac{\sqrt{b^2-4ac}}{2a}$, but I'm wondering how if this ...
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A fraction problem [closed]

$$a = x + \frac1x \\b =y + \frac1y \\ c = xy +\frac1{xy} $$ Express $c$ in terms of $a$ and $b$
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Property of fractions

Given two fractions $\frac{h}{k}$ and $\frac{h^{'}}{k^{'}}$ both in reduced form. I am unable to find a case when $\frac{h+h^{'}}{k+k^{'}}$ does not lie in the interval $\big[ \frac{h}{k},\frac{h^{'}}{...
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simple integration artimethic error

I am trying to integrate a polynomial but I couldn't get the correct answer somehow. I feel like I'm making a mistake when evaluating the integral. $$\pi\int_{-1}^1{1-2x^2+x^4}dx=[{x-{2x^3\over3}+{x^...
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Can fractions actually be converted to decimals?

I was working on a spreadsheet in Excel (I'm a plebe, I know), and I came across a fraction that actually equated to 33.3% of a total number. While looking at it, and looking at the number that went ...
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Working out cost based on time spent - simple math [closed]

I did a task, and my hourly rate is $£25$ , I spent a total of $36$ minutes on it, how can I work out the total amount of time spent on the task? My attempt: I can do this for simple sums such as ...
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Help with some algebra

Can anybody explain to me how they went from this $$y − y_1 = \frac{y_2 − y_1}{x_2 − x_1} (x − x_1)$$ to this. $$(y_1 − y_2 )·x − (x_1 − x_2)·y − (y_1 − y_2 )·x_1 + (x_1 − x_2)·y_1 = 0$$ Its ...
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Evaluate $1+\frac{1}{1+\frac{1}{1+\frac{1}{1+\frac{1}{…}}}}$ when you see $15$ fraction lines

Evaluate $1+\cfrac{1}{1+\cfrac{1}{1+\cfrac{1}{1+\cfrac{1}{\ddots}}}}$ when you see $15$ fraction lines. I have solved this problem but using a quater calculating I come from down to up 15 times and ...
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Find the integer closest to $ a - b$ [closed]

Let $$a = \frac{1^{2}}{1} + \frac{2^{2}}{3} + \frac{3^{2}}{5} + \ldots + \frac{1001^{2}}{2001}.$$ Let $$b = \frac{1^{2}}{3} + \frac{2^{2}}{5} + \frac{3^{2}}{7} + \ldots + \frac{1001^{2}}{2003}.$$ ...
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How to solve: $\ \lim_{n \to +\infty} \frac{n^n + \frac {1}{n}}{(n + \frac {1}{n})^n} \ t^n $

How can I solve: $$\ \lim_{n \to +\infty} \frac{n^n + \frac {1}{n}}{(n + \frac {1}{n})^n} \ t^n $$ tis a whole number. Thank you very much! Please tell me your ...
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What is the fastest method to find which of $\frac {3\sqrt {3}-4}{7-2\sqrt {3}} $ and $\frac {3\sqrt {3}-8}{1-2\sqrt {3}} $ is bigger manually?

What is the fastest method to find which number is bigger manually? $\frac {3\sqrt {3}-4}{7-2\sqrt {3}} $ or $\frac {3\sqrt {3}-8}{1-2\sqrt {3}} $
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when the sum of some fractions equal to 1. [duplicate]

$r$ is a number such that $r=p^a$. If the sum of some fractions equal to $1$ and one of the denominators is divisible by $r$ then there is another denominators that is exactly divisible $r$. It seems ...
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when the sum of some fractions be $1$

prove if we want that the sum of some fractions be $1$ and the denominators of one of them is $d$ then another denominators should divisible by $d$ or $d$ should be divisible to another denominators. ...
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Very Basic Math question?

How can I prove that $$\frac{r}{(1-x)^2} + \frac{rx}{x(1-x)} = \frac{r}{x(1-x)^2}$$ I have tried to prove that , but I could not , can someone help me please ? Thanks
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Please help me understand this simple fraction

I got started learning about fractions a few days ago, The tutorial I'm using for this, is limited to fractions like this Now as I'm trying to find further exercices, I keep stumbling upon ...
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Proof of $\frac{q_n}{q_{n-1}} = [a_n,a_{n-1},a_{n-2},…,a_2,a_1]$?

Proof of continued fractions axiom. Let $c=[a_0,a_1,a_2,\dots,a_n,\dots] = a_0 + \cfrac{1}{a_1 + \cfrac{1}{a_2 + \ddots}}$ be a continued fraction which could be finite or infinite. By $\frac{p_n}{...
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Does $\frac{x-2}{3x-6}$ really equal $\frac{1}{3}$?

In my maths lesson today we were simplifying fractions by factorising. One question was something like this: $\frac{x-2}{3x-6}$, which I simplified as $\frac{x-2}{3x-6}=\frac{x-2}{3(x-2)}=\frac{1}{3}$....
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How to remove parentheses from $x/(y-z)$

To remove parentheses from $x(y-z)$ I reword it to $xy-xz$. How do I remove parenthesis from $x/(y-z)$?
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How can I find the remainder for the following problem?

This is for algebra 2 honors. Of course I can long divide or use synthetic, but that would take a while. $$\frac{2x^{100}-3x+4}{x-1}$$
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Ratio and fraction, transfer of water from Container A to B.

The ratio of the capacity of Container A to the capacity of Container B was 4:1. 2/9 of Container A was filled with water. If all the water in Container A is poured into the empty Container B, what ...
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Estimation of fraction of integrals

(edited for more clarity) For a given function $f$, which is continuous, and $a < b$ real numbers, I need to make an estimation of the type $ \Bigg| \frac{\int_a^b f(t) (-t)dt}{\int_a^b f(t)dt} \...
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Determining a Limit when given 2 limits

Let$\lim\limits_{x\to -3} f(x) =2$ and $\lim\limits_{x\to -3} g(x) =9$ Find $\lim\limits_{x\to -3} [\frac{[f(x)]^2}{2+g(x)}]$ I believe that the answer is $4/11$ but I wanted to check with you guys ...
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Finding limits when given $2$ different limits.

Let $\lim\limits_{x\to -1} f(x) = 8$ and $\lim\limits_{x\to -1} g(x) =-4$. Find $\lim\limits_{x\to -1} \dfrac{f(x)}{g(x)}$. Answer Choices are: A. $-2$ B. $12$ C. $-1/2$ D. $-1$ I started out ...
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Why is (x-xi)^n still a linear factor (Partial Fraction Decomposition)?

When we perform a Partial Fraction Decomposition and one of the solutions of the denominator is a multiple solution (let's say quadratic), we write: $$\frac{A_{1}}{(x-x_{i})} + \frac{A_{2}}{(x-x_{i})^...
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Irreducible fraction of a given rational

Given a rational $ r \in \mathbb Q $, how to find the irreducible fraction $ \frac a b = r $? Any direct formula based on the digits of $ r $, instead of successive approximations by increasing ...
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Find two fractions such that their sum added to their product equals $1$

This is a very interesting word problem that I came across in an old textbook of mine. So I managed to make a formula redefining the question, but other than that, the textbook gave no hints really ...
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How does one find a rational number in fraction form, knowing the repeating decimal?

For example, I have 0.786786786... How do I find the fraction equivalent?
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Simplifying MATLAB fraction to make numerator equal to 1

I have a function which returns this fraction, which is not in the needed format. $$\frac{36893488147419103232*z^2}{36893488147419103232*z^2 - 672282507639892864*z + 6656262451880127}$$ I need it to ...