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    Word Problem II

    When Joe went to bed last night, he had read a quarter of a book plus 20 pages. Had he read 8 pages less, there would be 2/3 of the book left for him. How many pages is the book?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bearej50 View Post
    When Joe went to bed last night, he had read a quarter of a book plus 20 pages. Had he read 8 pages less, there would be 2/3 of the book left for him. How many pages is the book?
    Let P be the number of pages. Now translate the condition into an equation and solve.

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