Posted by Jessica on Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at 4:43pm.
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, Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at 5:05pm
1/3 (1  5/8) v = 1300
v = 10400
5/8 v = 6500

Math  PLease help!  Jessica, Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at 5:08pm
Is the last line part b?

Math  PLease help!  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.

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