Posted by **Jessica** on Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at 4:43pm.

Five-eights of Jesse Black's inventory was destroyed by fire. He sold the remaining part, which was slightly damaged, for one-third 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?

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**Steve**, Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at 5:05pm
1/3 (1 - 5/8) v = 1300

v = 10400

5/8 v = 6500

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**Jessica**, Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at 5:08pm
Is the last line part b?

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**Steve**, Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at 5:11pm
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.

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**Jessica**, Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at 5:20pm
Oh okay, I get it now! Thank you!

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