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Problem 3

The librarian is rearranging the books on the shelves. Now, \(0.4\) of the shelves are adult fiction, \(38 \%\) of the shelves hold nonfiction, and \(\frac{9}{20}\) of the shelves hold children's books. Which type of book uses the most shelf space?

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Children's books use the most shelf space, as they occupy \(\frac{45}{100}\) of the shelves, which is larger than the fractions representing adult fiction (\(\frac{40}{100}\)) and nonfiction (\(\frac{38}{100}\)).

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