# On a restaurant sign, 14 light bulbs must be replaced. These light bulbs represent #3/8# of the total number of light bulbs on the sign. What is the total number of light bulbs?

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Aug 5, 2016

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Aug 5, 2016

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This is a direct proportion, showing a comparison between the number of dead bulbs and the total number of bulbs.

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The number of bulbs obviously cannot be a fraction so there are 37 or 38 bulbs.