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A postage stamp has the width of about 1 inch, which was 3/4 of the height of the stamp. How do I write an equation to find the height of the stamp?

Let h be the height of the stamp. Now look at the statement. 1inch is the same (i.e =) as what? Remember that the word "of" can in this context generally be replaced by a multiplication sign.
29 January 2012
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