# 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?

Apr 3, 2018

$476$ books

#### Explanation:

As average width of a book is $\frac{3}{4}$ inch

in each inch there will be $\frac{1}{\frac{3}{4}} = \frac{4}{3}$ books

and in $4$ feet $3$ inches i.e. $4 \times 12 + 3 = 51$ inches,

there will be $51 \times \frac{4}{3} = {\cancel{51}}^{17} \times \frac{4}{{\cancel{3}}^{1}} = 68$ books in each shelf

and in $7$ shelves, we will have $68 \times 7 = 476$ books.