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Bill has three times as many comic books as Chuck. Chuck has two-thirds as many comic books as Steve. Steve has 27 comic books. How many comic books does Bill have?: *
Let C be the number of books Chuck has, B be the number that Bill has, and S be the number that Steve has.
S = 27
C = (2/3) S = 18
B = 3 C = 54