Difference between revisions of "2011 AMC 12B Problems/Problem 1"

Problem

What is $\frac{2+4+6}{1+3+5} - \frac{1+3+5}{2+4+6}?$

$\textbf{(A)}\ -1 \qquad \textbf{(B)}\ \frac{5}{36} \qquad \textbf{(C)}\ \frac{7}{12} \qquad \textbf{(D)}\ \frac{147}{60} \qquad \textbf{(E)}\ \frac{43}{3}$

Solution

Add up the numbers in each fraction to get $\frac{12}{9} - \frac{9}{12}$, which equals $\frac{4}{3} - \frac{3}{4}$. Doing the subtraction yields

$\[ \boxed{\frac{7}{12}\ \textbf{(C)}}]$ (Error compiling LaTeX. ! LaTeX Error: Bad math environment delimiter.)