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anonymous
 4 years ago
a superhero recently asked his nemesis how many cats she has. she answered with a riddle: "seven eights" of my cats plus two" how many cats does the nemesis have?
anonymous
 4 years ago
a superhero recently asked his nemesis how many cats she has. she answered with a riddle: "seven eights" of my cats plus two" how many cats does the nemesis have?

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anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0why would a superhero ask his nemesis how many cats she had

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I need help please ;)

asnaseer
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.3the statements says that the number of cats is equal to: "seven eights" of my cats plus two that means that the "two" must refer to the remaining cats, which represent oneeight of the total. do you understand so far?

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0truthfully not really :(

asnaseer
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.3ok, let me try and explain more clearly...

asnaseer
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.3we are told that the number of cats is: "7/8" of my cats plus 2 this can also be stated as: "7/8" of my cats plus "1/8" of my cats (since 7/8 + 1/8 = 1) make sense?

asnaseer
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.3if not, I can try another way

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0yes it does make sense :)

asnaseer
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.3so now you can see why the "plus two" means that the "two" represents 1/8 of the total number of cats?

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0so does that mean I have 3 cats?

asnaseer
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.3no  remember the 2 represents 1/8 of the total number of cats. so if 1/8 of the total is 2 then how many cats altogether?

asnaseer
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.3lets call the total number of cats c, then we can write:\[\frac{c}{8}=2\]so what will c equal?

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.08? I am still a little confused

asnaseer
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.31/8 of 8 is 1. so that cannot be correct.

asnaseer
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.31/8 of what number will give you 2?

asnaseer
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.31/8 of 1 is 1/8  you cannot have an eight of a cat  at least not one that is alive! :)

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0yay! thank you God bless you! :)

asnaseer
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.3it might be worth you reviewing what was done so that you understand this fully.

asnaseer
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.3yw  I'm glad I was able to help. :)

asnaseer
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.3do you want me to give you a similar question to check if you have understood this properly?

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I would love another! and or also can you help me on this one... the gasoline gauge on a van initially read 1/3 full when 10 gallons were added to the tank the gauge read 3/4 full how many more gallons are needed to fill the tank?

asnaseer
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.3lets leave the new question for later (you should post that as a new question). I'll give another one similar to this one here as a test...

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0alright! I will do that :) thank you!

asnaseer
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.3the number of cats I have is "two thirds" of my cats plus 9 how many cats do I have?

asnaseer
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.3no  remember  the first step is to work out how much of the total number of cats is represented by the 9

asnaseer
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.3you are told that the total is "two thirds" of my cats plus 9 so the 9 must represent what fraction of the total?

asnaseer
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.3remember "two thirds" have been accounted for  so what fraction remains?

asnaseer
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.3so you now know that 1/3 of my total number of cats is 9 cats

asnaseer
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.3so 1/3 of what number will give you 9?

asnaseer
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.3thats it! hope you are beginning to understand how to do these now?

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I think so! thanks again! :)
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