Math - PLease help!
posted by Jessica .
Five-eights of Jesse Black's inventory was destroyed by fire. He sold the remaining part, which was slightly damaged, for one-third of its value and received $1300.
a)What was the value of the destroyed part of the inventory?
b)What was the value of the inventory before the fire?
1/3 (1 - 5/8) v = 1300
v = 10400
5/8 v = 6500
Is the last line part b?
v is the original value
5/8 v is the value of the destroyed part.
a little comparison of the words and equations should have made that clear.
Oh okay, I get it now! Thank you!