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The Problem

7/13 less than the product of a number Q and 5/13 is 3/13

Find Q?

Answer provided by our tutors

Using the conditions of the problem, we have:

Q*(5/13) - (7/13) = 3/13

Let's multiply both sides of the equation by 13, we get

5*Q - 7 = 3

5*Q = 3 + 7

5*Q = 10

Q = 10 / 5

Q = 2

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