Hiroshi borrowed 3 non fiction books from the library. This was 25% of the books he checked out. How many books did Hiroshi check out?

1 Answer
Mar 21, 2018

Answer:

12

Explanation:

Set up an equation (with x as the unknown total number of books):

#1/4x=3 rarr# 3 is #1/4# of the total number of books (x) that Hiroshi borrowed

#x=12 rarr# Divide 3 by #1/4#, the same as multiplying by 4