Posted by Jessica on .
Fiveeights of Jesse Black's inventory was destroyed by fire. He sold the remaining part, which was slightly damaged, for onethird of its value and received $1300.
a)What was the value of the destroyed part of the inventory?
b)What was the value of the inventory before the fire?

Math  PLease help! 
Steve,
1/3 (1  5/8) v = 1300
v = 10400
5/8 v = 6500 
Math  PLease help! 
Jessica,
Is the last line part b?

Math  PLease help! 
Steve,
v is the original value
5/8 v is the value of the destroyed part.
a little comparison of the words and equations should have made that clear. 
Math  PLease help! 
Jessica,
Oh okay, I get it now! Thank you!