Posted by **Angel** on Friday, February 14, 2014 at 5:23pm.

Emily has 85 books on her bookshelf. Of those books, 20% are mysteries, 18 are adventure stories, and the rest are fantasies. What is the simplified ratio of fantasies to total books on her bookshelf (i got 10:17 ) answers list:35:50

7:17

5:8

or 10:17

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**Ms. Sue**, Friday, February 14, 2014 at 5:35pm
The total books = 85

Fantasies = 50

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**Angel**, Friday, February 14, 2014 at 5:40pm
so its 5:8?

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**Ms. Sue**, Friday, February 14, 2014 at 5:43pm
No.

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**Brady**, Friday, February 14, 2014 at 6:04pm
35 = books other than fantasy

50 = number of books that are fantasy

So, the answer is 35:50, and it equals 85.

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**Brady**, Friday, February 14, 2014 at 6:10pm
Also, how did you get 5:8?

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**Reiny**, Friday, February 14, 2014 at 6:14pm
You want the ratio of

fantasies : total books

= 50 : 85

= 10 : 17

you had that.

end of problem

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**Angel**, Friday, February 14, 2014 at 6:20pm
i took 8 and 5 from 85 and 50 but i couldnt think straight i feel weak

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