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# Bigger Term watch

1. Hi,

Which one of these is bigger?

(1) (a-c)/(a+3c)

(2) (2a+c)/(2a+4c)

Thanks a lot.
2. Can you post the full question? I'm pretty sure your question doesn't make sense as it stands.
3. (Original post by generalebriety)
Can you post the full question? I'm pretty sure your question doesn't make sense as it stands.
Hi,

That is the whole of the question. I'm being asked which one of these results is bigger. This is assuming a and c are both greater than 0.

Thanks
4. (Original post by JGordo)
This is assuming a and c are both greater than 0.
That helps quite a lot. I'm also assuming you're asking which is greater, not which is bigger, otherwise the question doesn't look too easy to answer.

Divide top and bottom of the second one by 2. Now look at the two fractions you have. Which numerator is greater? Which denominator is greater?

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