A bookshelf has 7 shelves each measuring 4 feet 3 inches in length. The average width of a book is 3/4 inch. How many books will the shelves hold?

1 Answer
Apr 3, 2018

Answer:

#476# books

Explanation:

As average width of a book is #3/4# inch

in each inch there will be #1/(3/4)=4/3# books

and in #4# feet #3# inches i.e. #4xx12+3=51# inches,

there will be #51xx4/3=cancel51^17xx4/(cancel3^1)=68# books in each shelf

and in #7# shelves, we will have #68xx7=476# books.