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anonymous

  • one year ago

A girl asks her father how many ties he has and he answers with a riddle: "Seven-eighths of my ties plus five." How many ties does her father have?

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  1. AnimalLover8
    • one year ago
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    This doesn't make sense. I think you left something out.

  2. mathstudent55
    • one year ago
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    He has x ties. He says he has 7/8 x + 5 ties That means x = 7/8 x + 5 Solve the equation for x.

  3. mathstudent55
    • one year ago
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    x = 7/8 x + 5 Subtract 7/8 x from both sides: x - 7/8 x = 5 8/8 x - 7/8 x = 5 1/8 x = 5 x = 40

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