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Peter is reading a 103 page book. He has read three pages more than one fourth of the number of pages he hasn't yet read.

How many pages he has bot read?
Estimate how many days it will take Peter to finish the book if he reads about 8 pages per day.

I'm confused. I need help.

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    well he has read 28.75 pages from what I got figuring it out.

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    I estimate it would take him 9 and 3/8 days to finish the book at that rate:)

    hope it helps

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    Let the number of pages he has read be x
    then the number of pages not read is 103-x

    "He has read three pages more than one fourth of the number of pages he hasn't yet read." -----> x-3 = 1/4(103-x)

    4x-12 = 103-x
    5x = 115
    x = 23

    He has read 23 pages.

    103/8 = 12.875

    So estimate it would take 13 days to read the books from the beginning.

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