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The table shows the number of books Salvador has read. Find the ratio of mystery books to the total. Explain its meaning

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Answer:The ratio of mystery books to the total is 5/12Step-by-step explanation:Letx -----> the number of Mystery books that Salvador has ready -----> the total number of books that Salvador has readThe ratio of mystery books to the total is equal to[tex]\frac{x}{y}[/tex]we have[tex]x=10[/tex][tex]y=10+7+5+2=24[/tex]substitute[tex]\frac{10}{24}[/tex]Simplify[tex]\frac{5}{12}[/tex]Convert to percentage[tex]\frac{5}{12}=0.4167*100=41.67\%[/tex]That means For every 12 books that Salvador reads, 5 are of MysteryorThe number of Mystery books that Salvador has read represent 41.67% of the total number of books that Salvador has read