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shortstuffO3 | 02:32 Tue 10th Oct 2006 | Quizzes & Puzzles
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An algebra problem that my cousin needs help with...It is: 2+c / c-5 = 8/9. How would i do that?Thanks!

and is -5 the correct answer for this other problem?
r+3/r + r-12/r =5

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Hi shortstuff031
It is unclear just what your equations are.
I think you mean (in the second one) (r + 3) all over r +
(r - 12) all over r = 5
In this case the solution is r = -3

Using the same reading of the question for your first equation you would have (2 + c) all over (c - 5) = 8 over 9

The solution would then be c = -58

Any other reading of the equations lead to more complex quadratics, with non-integral solutions

I would be pleased if you confirmed the above
Cheers
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Yes you are correct...I meant that what you said. Thanks for your help!

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