## A bookcase has 3 shelves with a total of 24 books. The top shelf has 8 mystery books. The middle shelf has 10 math books. The bottom shelf h

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A bookcase has 3 shelves with a total of 24 books. The top shelf has 8 mystery books. The middle shelf has 10 math books. The bottom shelf has 6 science books. Two books are now taken off each shelf. What fraction of the books remaining on the three shelves are math books? Express your answer as a common fraction.

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Answer:22/24 or 11/12

Step-by-step explanation:

Answer:Six books are removed from the shelves, so $24-6=18$ books remain. Of these, $10-2=8$ are math books. Therefore, $8/18=\boxed{4/9}$ of the books remaining are math books.

Step-by-step explanation:4/9