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?

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1. 1/3 (1 - 5/8) v = 1300

v = 10400
5/8 v = 6500

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2. Is the last line part b?

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3. 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.

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4. Oh okay, I get it now! Thank you!

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