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    If a brick balances with three-quarters of a brick and three-quarters of a pound, then how much does the brick weigh?
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    That means that \frac{1}{4} of a brick weighs \frac{3}{4} of a pound.

    so, 4\times\frac{3}{4}=3 \ pounds
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    Hello, sologuitar!

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

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

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    I can Now...

    Quote Originally Posted by Soroban View Post
    Hello, sologuitar!


    Can you visualize the problem?

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