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Sabina read 5/8 of a book consisting of 160 pages in one day. Her friend Alia has read 40 pages more than Sabia. Find the number of pages read by Alia. Express it as a fraction of the total number of pages in the book.
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• Given that Sabia read 5/8 of 160 pages of the book.
Therefore 5/8 x 160 = 100 pages read by Sabina.
Alia read 40 pages more than Sabina.
That means 100 + 40 = 140 pages.
In fraction
(The number of pages read by Alia) / Total pages in the book) = 140/160
=7/8
That means number of pages read by Alia express as 7/8 in fraction.

• 5/8 means here the book is divided into 8 parts and Sabina has read 5 parts out of 8.
total pages=160
160 pages divided into 8 parts = 160/8=20 pages for 1 part
since 20 pages makes 1 part Alia has read 40 pages i.e 2 parts more than Sabina
so Alia has read 7 parts out of 8 =7/8.

• As per question- Sabina read 5/8 of 160 pages of the book.
Therefore,5/8 of 160= 5/8 x 160
= 100 pages read by Sabina.
Alia read 40 pages more than Sabina.
So,100 + 40 = 140 pages read by Alia.
In fraction, the number of pages read by Alia,
=(The number of pages read by Alia) / Total pages in the book)
= 140/160
=7/8
Ans- Alia has read 7 parts out of 8=7/8(87.5%)

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