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If x/y = 2/3 , then (x-y)/x =

Option A:

-1/2

Option B:

-1/3

Option C:

1/3

Option D:

1/2

Option E:

5/2

Option A is the correct answer.

Given x/y = 2/3 and so y/x = 3/2

(x-y)/x, this can be rewritten as,

(x-y)/x = 1 – (y/x)

= 1 – 3/2 = -1/2

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