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In 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

stmt 1:of the fiction books there are 6 more that are not written in spanish than are written in spanish

stmt 2:of the books written in spanish there are 5 more non fiction books than fiction books

please make me understand the meaning of the stmt's

thanks!!!

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bepositive wrote:
In 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

stmt 1:of the fiction books there are 6 more that are not written in spanish than are written in spanish

stmt 2:of the books written in spanish there are 5 more non fiction books than fiction books

please make me understand the meaning of the stmt's

thanks!!!

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IMO D

Solve by making matrix.

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i got D the same way...use a double matrix

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Thanks a heap bigtreezl

I got this one now.....

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double matrix method is the best way 2 solve these types of problems

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Thanks a heap bigtreezl

I got this one now.....

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glad to help! think of me when you get it right on the test..lol

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