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Fraction – AMC-10A, 2015- Problem 15


Consider the set of all fractions $\frac{x}{y},$ where $x$ and $y$ are relatively prime positive integers. How many of these fractions have the property that if both numerator and denominator are increased by 1 , the value of the fraction is increased by $10 \%$ ?

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  • $0$
  • $1$
  • $2$
  • $3$
  • \(4\)

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algebra

Fraction

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Answer: $1$

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AMC-10A (2015) Problem 15

Pre College Mathematics

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First hint

Given that $\frac{x}{y},$ is a fraction where $x$ and $y$ are relatively prime positive integers. We have to find out the numbers of fraction if both numerator and denominator are increased by 1.

According to the question we have $\frac{x+1}{y+1}=\frac{11 x}{10 y}$

Can you now finish the problem ……….

Second Hint

Now from the equation we can say that $x+1>\frac{11}{10} \cdot x$ so $x$ is at most 9
By multiplying by $\frac{y+1}{x}$ and simplifying we can rewrite the condition as $y=\frac{11 x}{10-x}$. since $x$ and $y$ are integer, this only has solutions for $x \in{5,8,9} .$ However, only the first yields a $y$ that is relative prime to $x$

can you finish the problem……..

Third Hint:

Therefore the Possible answer will be \(1\)

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