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Tamara can proofread 12 pages in 6 minutes. How many minutes will it take her to proofread 96 pages?

3 Answers

Answer:

#48# minutes.

Explanation:

#"12 pages = 6 minutes"#

#12x = 96#

#x=8#

So

#6x = 6 xx 8 = "48 minutes"#

Jul 4, 2017

Answer:

#48# minutes.

Explanation:

If Tamara reads #12# pages in #6# minutes, we just need to find out how many #12# pages there are in #96# pages, to find that

# 96/12= 8#

there are #8# sets of #12# pages. If he reads #1# set of #12# pages in #6# minutes, to read #8# of them it takes her #48# minutes.

#8xx6=48#

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Jul 7, 2017

Answer:

#48# minutes

Explanation:

This is a typical direct proportion question, comparing two different quantities, in this case, pages and time.

As the number of pages increases the time taken to read them also increases.

#x/96 = 12/6" "(larr"minutes")/(larr"pages")#

#6x= 96xx12#

#x = (96xx12)/6#

#x = 48# minutes.

You could also simply notice that the time is half as long as the number of pages, therefore #96# pages will take #48# minutes.