Algebra and Trigonometry 10th Edition

Published by Cengage Learning
ISBN 10: 9781337271172
ISBN 13: 978-1-33727-117-2

Chapter 1 - 1.3 - Modeling with Linear Equations - 1.3 Exercises - Page 97: 36


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Work Step by Step

Let x be one natural number. x+1 is the other. Hence, $\frac{1}{x} - \frac{1}{x+1} = \frac{1}{4}*\frac{1}{x}$ Multiply by x(x+1) on both sides (x+1) - x = (x+1)/4 x+1 = 4 x=3 x+1=4
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