# SOLUTION: Would you please explain how to work this problem. Thank you in advance. There are 5 white beans. There are 1/3 as many white beans as red. There are 2/3 as many pinto beans

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 Question 413043: Would you please explain how to work this problem. Thank you in advance. There are 5 white beans. There are 1/3 as many white beans as red. There are 2/3 as many pinto beans as red beans. There are 3/5 as many black beans as red beans. How many beans are there in all? What fraction represents the number of black beans?Answer by ewatrrr(10682)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website! ``` Hi white beans: 5 red beans: 15 |3*5 pinto beans: 10 |2/3)*15 black beans: 9 |3/5)*15 39 Beans in all of which 9 are black | 9/39 = 3/13 of them are black ```