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## Homework Statement

I got following Question from a book:

I am doing it using a different method but my answer is wrong. Can somebody please guide me, what is the problem with it??

The question is:In 1999, Diana read 10 English books and 7 French books. In 2000, she read twice as many French books as English books. If 60% of the books that she read during the two years were French, how many books did she read in 2000?

## Homework Equations

Linear equation in single variable based problem

## The Attempt at a Solution

1999: E(10), F(7) = 17

2000: E(x), F(2x)

Two years total books = 10 + 7 + x + 2x

1.666x /*60 % */ + 2.5x /* 40 */ = 17 + 3x

4.166 - 3x = 17

X = 14.579

2x = 29

Total = 15 + 29 = 44 (wrong answer)

Some body please guide me.

Zulfi.