5th grade math

On a balance scale 5 books on one side of the scale balance with 3 books and half a pound weight on the other side. All of the books weigh the same amount. How much does each book weigh.

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  1. 5b = 3b + 1/2

    2b = 1/2

    b = 1/4 lb

    posted by Ms. Sue

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