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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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    The total books = 85

    Fantasies = 50

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    so its 5:8?

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    No.

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    35 = books other than fantasy

    50 = number of books that are fantasy

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

  • Math - Angel -

    Also, how did you get 5:8?

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    You want the ratio of
    fantasies : total books

    = 50 : 85
    = 10 : 17

    you had that.
    end of problem

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    i took 8 and 5 from 85 and 50 but i couldn't think straight i feel weak

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    You didn't brake it down it is 10:17

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    The answer is 10:17.

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    here are the answers for the whole test since people dont want to put it down. 1. A
    2. C
    3. D
    4. B
    5. D

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    Use moon's answers he is 100% correct!!!!!!!

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    Indeed, use moon's fantastic answers.

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