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Posted by **Anonymous** on Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at 8:10pm.

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**Emily**, Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at 8:54pmWith there being 5 shelves in the bookcase and each one taking up an inch of space inside the bookcase, there are 54 inches of space available. (59 - 5 = 54)

This number is the amount of available shelf space to put books. With 5 shelves, there are 6 spaces to put books. Divide the amount of available shelf space by the number of spaces:

54 / 6 = 9 inches for each space

It would probably be helpful to draw a picture at this point to better understand the problem better; in the drawing, it is clear that the tallest book you can put on a shelf is 9 inches high.

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