# A pharmacist found at the end of the day she had 5/4 as many prescriptions for antibiotics then...

## Question:

A pharmacist found at the end of the day she had 5/4 as many prescriptions for antibiotics then tranquilizers. she had 18 prescriptions altogether.

How many did she have for tranquilizers?

## Word Problems

Word problems that have fractions are solved by using algebraic expressions that have fractions. When there is a fractional relationship between two quantities, we can form expressions that are able to take into account this kind of a relationship.

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Let the number of prescriptions for tranquilizers be {eq}x {/eq}. This means that the number of prescriptions for antibiotics is...

Solving Word Problems with Multiple Steps

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To solve word problems, even the more complicated ones, follow these three steps: visualize the problem, write the equations, and solve the equations. Learn how to solve multi-step word problems by applying the three-step process, and understand the example.