Find the rational number that equals , and the sum of its numerator and denominator equals 36.
Step 1: Use to represent the rational number. Write an equation to show that the rational number is equal to . Solve for the value of .
Step 2: Write an equation to show that the sum of the rational number's term is equal to 36. Substitute the value of , then solve for the value of .
Step 3: Substitute the value of into either of the original equations. Solve for the value of .
Since and , the rational number is .