Nicholas has a collection of books. he has 115 fantasy and science fiction books. these books are 46% of his collection. how many books does he have in his collection? restate and answer the question.

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Nicholas has a collection of books. he has 115 fantasy and science fiction books. these books are 46% of his collection. how many books does he have in his collection? restate and answer the question.

Nicholas has 250 books in his collection

Given that Nicholas has a 115 fantasy and science fiction books which is 46% of his collection.

Now we have to find what is total number of books in his collection.

Let number of books in Nicholas collection = x

then number of fantasy and science fiction books = 46% of x = 0.46x

We already know that he has 115 fantasy and science fiction books, so both values will be equal and give equation:

0.46x=115

now we can solve this equation to find the answer.

[tex]x=\frac{115}{0.46}[/tex]

x= 250

Hence final answer is:

Nicholas has 250 books in his collection.

He would read 52.9 pages is he read 46%. .46*115=52.9