Here’s and example of a **SMART MATH** problem for **ALGEBRA.**

### Algebra Problem 1

Find the fraction such that if numerator is multiplied by 2 and 2 is added to the denominator, the fraction equals 2. If the numerator is squared and 2 is added to the denominator, the fraction equals 7.

- 5/3
- 4/8
- 7/5
- 3/2
- 8/5

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### The Usual Way

Let the original fraction be x/y.

Also;

From Eq. 1 and 2;

**(Ans: 3)**

*Estimated Time to arrive at the answer = 60 seconds*

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### The Smart Way

Simply read the first part of the question and find those options that satisfy that condition as shown below:

This leaves us with options ‘1’ and ‘3’ only. Now, look at the 2nd condition. Apply this to options ‘1’ and ‘3’ only as follows:

Hence, answer is option ‘3’

Just to verify…c.

**(Ans: 3)**

*Estimated Time to arrive at the answer = 15 seconds*

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