20% books in the library is fiction books and the rest were non fiction books.when 30% of the fiction book and 15% of non fiction books were borrowed,there were 1132 books left.How many books was borrowed?
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total number of books in library  x
fiction = .2x
nonfiction= .8x
30% of fiction were borrowed, leaving (.7)(.2x) fiction books
15% of nonfiction were borrowed, leaving (.85)(.8x) nonfiction books
(.7)(.2x) + (.85)(.8x) = 1132
.14x + .68x = 1132
.82x = 1132
x = 1132/.82 = 1380.48 ( I was expecting a whole number)
There were 1380 books and 1132 were left, which means
that 13801132 or 248 were borrowed
check:
if there were 1380 books
then 276 were fiction and 1104 were nonfiction
30 % of 276 or 83 fiction are out, leaving 193 fiction
15% of 1104 or 166 nonfiction books are out, leaving 938 nonfiction books
sum of remaining books = 193 + 938 = 1131
sum of books borrowed = 83 + 166 = 249
Had I carried decimals in my check calculations, which would be silly since we can't have partial books, the result would have been accurate. The way it is, there seems to be a flaw in the data) 👍
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answered by Reiny 
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