Bricks

• Dec 2nd 2009, 06:02 AM
sologuitar
Bricks
If a brick balances with three-quarters of a brick and three-quarters of a pound, then how much does the brick weigh?
• Dec 2nd 2009, 06:14 AM
Stroodle
That means that $\frac{1}{4}$ of a brick weighs $\frac{3}{4}$ of a pound.

so, $4\times\frac{3}{4}=3 \ pounds$
• Dec 2nd 2009, 06:37 AM
Soroban
Hello, sologuitar!

Quote:

If a brick balances with three-quarters of a brick and three-quarters of a pound,
then how much does the brick weigh?

Can you visualize the problem?

Code:

       *-------*        *----*  *---*       |  B  |    =    | ¾B | + | ¾ |       *-------*        *----*  *---*

Solve the equation: . $B \;=\;\tfrac{3}{4}B + \tfrac{3}{4}$

• Dec 3rd 2009, 04:59 PM
sologuitar
I can Now...
Quote:

Originally Posted by Soroban
Hello, sologuitar!

Can you visualize the problem?

Code:

       *-------*        *----*  *---*       |  B  |    =    | ¾B | + | ¾ |       *-------*        *----*  *---*
Solve the equation: . $B \;=\;\tfrac{3}{4}B + \tfrac{3}{4}$

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