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If you subtract ½ from a number and multiply the result by ½, you get 1/8 what is the number?

If you subtract ½ from a number and multiply the result by ½, you get 1/8 what is the number? 

Grade:12

1 Answers

Anand Kumar Pandey
askIITians Faculty 5598 Points
3 months ago
Dear Student

Let the number be x.
According to the question, (x–1/2)× 1⁄2 = 1/8
x/2–1⁄4=1/8
x/2=1/8+1⁄4
x/2=1/8+2/8
x/2 = (1+ 2)/8 x/2 = 3/8
x = (3/8) × 2
x=3⁄4

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