Tim is sorting his book collection into groups. He places each group onto bookshelves that can hold a maximum of 25 pounds. His collection

includes hardcover books that weigh 3 pounds each and softcover books that weigh 2 pounds each.

Select all of the possible numbers of hardcover books that could be on one bookshelf.

A.) 3

B.) 4

C.) 8

D.) 9

E.) 12

includes hardcover books that weigh 3 pounds each and softcover books that weigh 2 pounds each.

Select all of the possible numbers of hardcover books that could be on one bookshelf.

A.) 3

B.) 4

C.) 8

D.) 9

E.) 12

Each hardcover book weighs 3 pounds and a bookshelf can hold a maximum of 25 pounds.

Let x be the number of hardcover books, then:

3x ≤ 25 {three times number of hardcover books needs to be less than or equal to 25}

x ≤ 8 {divided each side by 3}

The number of hardcover books needs to be less than or equal to 8.

The possible numbers of hardcover books are:

Let x be the number of hardcover books, then:

3x ≤ 25 {three times number of hardcover books needs to be less than or equal to 25}

x ≤ 8 {divided each side by 3}

The number of hardcover books needs to be less than or equal to 8.

The possible numbers of hardcover books are:

**A.) 3, B.) 4, and C.) 8***Ask Algebra House*