While organizing his bookshelf, Michael noticed that he had eight more science-fiction novels than spy novels. If he owns 26 science-fiction and spy novels, how many of each type of novel does he own? Explain how you found your solution. Homework Help ✎
Use guess and check to find your answer.
Make three columns: one for spy novels, one for science fiction novels, and one for the total.
Remember that the spy novels + 8 equals the number of science fiction novels Michael has.
He owns 9 spy novels and 17 science fiction novels.