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Bella spent 4/7 of her money on a dictionary and 3 identical books. She spent 1/6 of the remainder on a journal that cost $7. How much did she spend on the dictionary and 3 books?

If 3/8 of the cost of the dictionary was the same as 1/2 of the total cost of 3 books, how much did each book cost?

I've got $56 on the first question, but I'm having a hard time trying to solve the second one. Any help, please?

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  1. $7 is 1/6 of 3/7 of Bella's money, so she had $98 to start with. 4/7 of 98 is $56, as you figured.

    The dictionary and the books cost 56

    d+3b = 56
    3/8 d = 1/2 * 3b

    so, 3d = 12b

    4b + 3b = 56
    b = 8

    check:
    3 books cost 24
    dictionary cost 32

    3/8(32) = 1/2(24)
    12=12

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  2. Thanks, Steve :D

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  3. math shakes ke dira wuqy

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  4. where 98 came from

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