# In the 16th century, Spain had a silver coin called a peso. The coin was divided into 8 reals. Reals were stamped with an 8, and became known as pieces of eight. How many pesos would have been equivalent to 26 pieces of eight?

##### 1 Answer

#### Answer:

26 reals had the same value as

#### Explanation:

Let the unknown count of 'peso' coins be

You have more reals than pesos

Using two format types of ratio

Initial condition:

Target condition

So we need to change the 8 in

Note that if we multiply the 8 by

In ratio; for multiply or divide, what you do to one value you also do to the other.

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As before we use

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26 reals had the same value as