Schweser V2 - 2AM Q26

Pertinent Info: Total Assets: 56,396 Investment in Associate: 5,504 Stockholder’s Equity: 30,371 We’re adjusting ratios for the effects of removing an investment in an associate accounted for using the equity method in this question. My question, if existing Leverage (Assets/Equity) was 1.86, wouldn’t we need to remove the associate asset from assets and equity, thereby increasing leverage to 2.04? Schweser says Leverage doesn’t change.