Posted by **milan** on Thursday, December 6, 2007 at 7:50pm.

if 12 counters are 3/4 of a set, what is the whole set of counters?

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**PsyDAG**, Thursday, December 6, 2007 at 7:54pm
X = whole set.

3/4 X = 12

Multiply both sides by 4 and divide both sides by 3.

I hope this helps. Thanks for asking.

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**Damon**, Thursday, December 6, 2007 at 9:23pm
If 3/4 of the set is 12

then 1/4 of the set is 4 (which is 12/3)

then the whole set is four of those quarters,

which is 4 times 4

or 16

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**Damon**, Thursday, December 6, 2007 at 9:25pm
Or of course do it PsyDAG's way if you already know the rules of algebra.

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