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Jeremy read \( {1 \over 5}\) of the pages of a book on Monday, 36 pages of the 

same book on Tuesday and \( {5 \over 8}\) of the remaining pages of the book on

Wednesday. If there were still 24 pages of the book left unread, how

many pages were there in the book?

 Oct 7, 2021
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x = pages in the book

 

read 1/5 x       then     4/5 x   pages are left

 

read 36 pages     then    4/5 x -36   pages are left

 

read 5/8ths of what is left   leaves 3/8 ths of what is left :    3/8 (4/5 x -36)   pages left     and this equals  24 pages

 

3/8 ( 4/5x - 36) = 24

12/40 x -  13.5 = 24

x = 125  pages

 Oct 7, 2021
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Thanks for the ans

Guest Oct 7, 2021
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x - (x/5 +36 + 5/8(x - x/5 - 36)) = 24

x = 125

 Oct 7, 2021

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