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Question from nathanielcabalan, a student:

The denominator of a fraction is one more than the numerator. If the numerator is increased by three, the resulting fraction is one more than the original fractional. Find the original fraction.


Suppose the numerator is $n.$ What is he fraction? The new fraction is obtained by adding 3 to the numerator of the old fraction. What is the new fraction? This is 1 more than the old fraction. Solve for $n.$

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