# Tiffany is sending a package that may not exceed 16 pounds. The package contains books that weigh a total of 9 3/8 pounds.The other items to be sent weigh 3/5 of the books.Will Tiffany be able to send the package? Show your work.

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Yes, Tiffany will be able to send the package, as it will weigh 15 pounds.

#### Explanation:

The other items weigh

We then add

Therefore, the total weight of the package will be 15 pounds, which is 1 pound less than the maximum weight she can send.

The parcel will weight

#### Explanation:

You can do this with one calculation if you realise that you need to increase

The new weight will be

As the maximum weight is