# The sum of two rational numbers is 8 If one of the numbers is -5/6 find the other

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Let first rational number is x = -5/6

, therefore another number will be (8-x) = 8-(- 5/6) = 8 + 5/6 = (48+5)/6 = 53/6

, therefore another number will be (8-x) = 8-(- 5/6) = 8 + 5/6 = (48+5)/6 = 53/6

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Let the other rational number be x

Given One of the numbers is -5/6

Sum of the two numbers is 8

⇒ x + (-5/6) = 8

⇒ x - 5/6 = 8

⇒ x = 8 +5/6

⇒ x = (48+5)/6 = 53/6

Check : x - 5/6 = 8

⇒ 53/6 - 5/6 = 8

⇒ 48/6 = 8

⇒ 8 = 8

Therefore , L.H.S = R.H.S .

Given One of the numbers is -5/6

Sum of the two numbers is 8

⇒ x + (-5/6) = 8

⇒ x - 5/6 = 8

⇒ x = 8 +5/6

⇒ x = (48+5)/6 = 53/6

Check : x - 5/6 = 8

⇒ 53/6 - 5/6 = 8

⇒ 48/6 = 8

⇒ 8 = 8

Therefore , L.H.S = R.H.S .