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Has 312 books. 11 times as many fiction as non fiction. How

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Mark has 312 books. 11 times as many fiction as non fiction. How many fiction books does Mark have?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Math Homework
Expert:  Sandhya_sharma replied 1 year ago.

Let x be the number of non fiction books then number of fiction books will be 11x.

Total number of books = 312

x + 11x = 312

12x = 312

divide by 12 on each side

x = 312/12 = 26

Number of fiction books = 11x = 11(26) = 286

Answer: 286

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