The numbers a,b,c and d are distinct positive integers chosen from 1 to 10 inclusive. What is the least possible value a/b + c/d could have ?
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The numbers a,b,c and d are distinct positive integers chosen from 1 to 10 inclusive.
What is the least possible value a/b + c/d could have ?
What is the least possible value a/b + c/d could have ?
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Answer: a/b + c/d = 14/45 ≈ 3.111
Stepbystep explanation:
a / b + c / d may have the smallest value, for example, if:
a = 1
b = 9
c = 2
d = 10
Therefore, we get:
1/9 + 2/10 = 14/45 ≈ 3.111