I've come across a question on mygretutor that I don't know how to start. Here it is:
x is the denominator when 0.375 is expressed as a fraction in its lowest terms, and y is the denominator when 0.3125 is expressed as a fraction in its lowest terms.
Quantity A |
Quantity B |
X |
Y |
A) Quantity A is greater.
B) Quantity B is greater.
C) The two quantities are equal.
D) The relationship cannot be determined from the information given.
It seems like there are an infinite possibilities for the values of x and y that would meet those criteria, and I thought the answer would be Cannot be determined, but that's incorrect. How can I work backwards from the answer? Is that possible?