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anonymous
 5 years ago
Sonja has 1/6 fiction books, 1/3 nature books, and 12 mystery books. How many books does she have in all?
anonymous
 5 years ago
Sonja has 1/6 fiction books, 1/3 nature books, and 12 mystery books. How many books does she have in all?

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anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0hmmm, there is some missing information here I think

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0That is what I thought too...I was trying to help my cousin, but that is all the information that was on their worksheet.

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0ok so let's set this up

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0if the total number of books is X, then we know that 1/6x are fiction, 1/3x are nature, and 12 are mystery

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0so 1/6x + 1/3x + 12 = X

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0so 12 = x  1/6x  1/3x or 12 = 1/2x so x = 12/.5 = 24

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0so the total number of books is 24, and precisely 12 mystery, 4 fiction and 8 nature

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0no problem! the key assumption is that , that's all the types of books there are

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0the reason it works is they basically tell you that half the books are mystery , since if 1  1/3  1/6 = 1/2
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