Find each missing fraction

HallsofIvy

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I take it that x/y is the "fraction" and you don't want to find x and y separately. Since x/y is multiplied by 2/3, divide both sides by 2/3 (which is the same as multiplying by 3/2).
 

HallsofIvy

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2/3 * x/y = -3/8
In order to get -3 in the numerator we will need a 3 and another 3 in x to cancel the 3 in the denominator of 2/3. So we must have -9. And we must have 8 and another 2 to cancel the 2 in its numerator. -9/16.
 
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