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In a certain classroom, there are 80 books, of which 24 are fiction and 23 are written in Spanish. How many of the fiction books are written in Spanish?

(1) Of the fiction books, there are 6 more that are not written in Spanish than are written in Spanish. (2) Of the books written in Spanish, there are 5 more nonfiction books than fiction books.

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In a certain classroom, there are 80 books, of which 24 are fiction and 23 are written in Spanish. How many of the fiction books are written in Spanish?

Given:

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(1) Of the fiction books, there are 6 more that are not written in Spanish than are written in Spanish.

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So, \(x+x+6=24\) --> \(x=9\). Sufficient.

(2) Of the books written in Spanish, there are 5 more nonfiction books than fiction books

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So, \(x+x+5=23\) --> \(x=9\). Sufficient.

Answer: D. (Total # of books is redundant information).

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