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1/x +1/y =5/12, what is the sum of x and y?

middle (6-9)
student (via grandfather)


Hi Ben,

The problem must add that x and y are positive integers.

Look at different integers but note they can be too small like 2 since 1/2 is equal to 6/12, which is too big already, without adding 1/y.


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