If the multiplicative inverse of 15/3 is a/b, then find the value of (a+b).
The value of a + b can be obtained by mathematically interpreting the given data.
Answer: The value of (a+b) for the given data is 18k (where k is the proportionality constant). (a+b) = 1 if the constant of proportionality is 1.
Let's find the value of (a+b)
Given that 15/3 is the multiplicative inverse of a/b
We know that the multiplicative inverse of a fraction is the reciprocal of it.
The multiplicative inverse of 15/3 = 3/15
a/b = 3/15
Then a = 3k and b = 15k where k is the constant of proportionality
So, a + b = 3k + 15k = 18k
If k = 1, then (a+b) = 18k = 18 × 1 = 18