# The sum of a number and its reciprocal is 17/4. What is the number?

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Apr 1, 2017

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Solution is number is

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Let the be

Therefore we have

Multiplying every term by

i.e.

or

or

or

or

or

i.e. either

or

Hence, solution is number is

This is so because not only both of them add up to

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