A community for students. Sign up today!
Here's the question you clicked on:
 0 viewing
 2 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?
 2 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?

This Question is Closed

mopishmold2575
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0why would a superhero ask his nemesis how many cats she had

ineedbiohelpandquick
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1I need help please ;)

asnaseer
 2 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?

ineedbiohelpandquick
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1truthfully not really :(

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

ineedbiohelpandquick
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1okay thanks :)

asnaseer
 2 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
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.3if not, I can try another way

ineedbiohelpandquick
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1yes it does make sense :)

asnaseer
 2 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?

ineedbiohelpandquick
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1so does that mean I have 3 cats?

asnaseer
 2 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
 2 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?

ineedbiohelpandquick
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.18? I am still a little confused

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

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

asnaseer
 2 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! :)

ineedbiohelpandquick
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.116 cats? :(

ineedbiohelpandquick
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1yay! thank you God bless you! :)

asnaseer
 2 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
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.3yw  I'm glad I was able to help. :)

asnaseer
 2 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?

ineedbiohelpandquick
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1I 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
 2 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...

ineedbiohelpandquick
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1alright! I will do that :) thank you!

asnaseer
 2 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
 2 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
 2 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
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.3remember "two thirds" have been accounted for  so what fraction remains?

asnaseer
 2 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
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.3so 1/3 of what number will give you 9?

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

ineedbiohelpandquick
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1I think so! thanks again! :)
Ask your own question
Ask a QuestionFind more explanations on OpenStudy
Your question is ready. Sign up for free to start getting answers.
spraguer
(Moderator)
5
→ View Detailed Profile
is replying to Can someone tell me what button the professor is hitting...
23
 Teamwork 19 Teammate
 Problem Solving 19 Hero
 Engagement 19 Mad Hatter
 You have blocked this person.
 ✔ You're a fan Checking fan status...
Thanks for being so helpful in mathematics. If you are getting quality help, make sure you spread the word about OpenStudy.