Q.If the numerator of a fraction is decreased by 1, its value becomes 1/3. If the denominator of it is increased by 3, the value becomes 1/3. What is the fraction?
Let the fraction be x/y. Then According to Question,(x-1)/y=1/3 => 3x-3=y-----(1) and x/(y+3)=1/3 => 3x=y+3-------(2)
The problem is we get the same equation from both the statements. So how do we solve the question?