Posted by **ellis** on Saturday, November 17, 2012 at 10:13pm.

steven bought four rare books that cost $130, $120, $80 and $75 respectivily. if he paid 1/3 of the total cost immediatly and the remainder in three equal payments, how much was each of the equal payments? please show work.

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**Ms. Sue**, Saturday, November 17, 2012 at 10:15pm
130 + 120 + 80 + 75 = ?

Multiply the above sum by 2/3.

Divide the above product by 3.

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**ellis**, Saturday, November 17, 2012 at 10:20pm
i got 67 but that cant be the answer . . . . the choices are $45 $55 $70 $90 $135

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**ellis**, Saturday, November 17, 2012 at 10:29pm
so what do i do now?

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**Ms. Sue**, Saturday, November 17, 2012 at 10:36pm
130 + 120 + 80 + 75 = 405

405 * 2/3 = 810/3 = 270

270 / 3 = ?

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**ellis**, Saturday, November 17, 2012 at 10:46pm
oh it equals 90 thank you so much for the help im sorry i added it wrong the first time but thanks so much :)

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**Ms. Sue**, Saturday, November 17, 2012 at 10:50pm
You're very welcome.

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