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    I though is two numbers ar ethe same the result is alsways 1...

    If both X and Y are nonzero numbers what is the value of x/y?
    1) x=6
    2) y^2=y^2

    why is E?
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    first of all I think you mean x^2 = y^2 (1). Now since we have squares
    we have 2 cases for example (-3)^2 = (3)^2 and equation (1) holds
    for y=+,- x and not just for positive x only, so ratio could be either 1 or -1

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