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9. A page in the yearbook is 8 inches by 11 inches.

the left margin is ½ inch wide and the right margin is ½ inch wide.

There are ½-inch spaces between three pictures placed across the page.

How wide can each picture be?

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The page is 8 inches wide.

There are three pictures, each is x inches wide.

There is a half-inch space between the pictures and on the ends.

The situation looks like this . . . Code:

: ½ : x : ½ : x : ½ : x : ½ :
*---*-------*---*-------*---*-------*---*
: ← - - - - - - - - 8 - - - - - - - - → :

Can you reason it out now?