Multi step word problems involving multiplication on fractions

Algebra
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A bookstore had 
 copies of a magazine. Yesterday, it sold 1/5 of them. Today, it sold 5/8 of what remained. How many copies does the bookstore have left?

Aug 1st, 2015

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Copies sold yesterday= (1/5) of 80= (1/5)*80=16

Copies left after yesterday's sale=80 - 16  = 64

Copies sold today= (5/8) of 64= (5/8)*64= 40

Therefore, 

Copies of the magazine left in the bookstore= 64 - 40 = 24


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