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3 June, 09:14

Victoria read a 160-page historical fiction novel followed by a science fiction novel of the exact same length. Her average reading speed of the science fiction novel was 2 pages per hour more than her average reading speed of the historical fiction novel. Victoria models her novel reading marathon with the following expression, where x represents her average reading speed of the historical fiction novel. What does x + 2 represent in this situation? A. the total time taken to read the novels B. the average reading speed of the science fiction novel C. the number of pages of the science fiction novel D. the average reading speed of the historical fiction novel

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  1. 3 June, 10:21
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    B. the average reading speed of the science fiction novel

    Step-by-step explanation:

    We have,

    Average reading speed of the historical fiction novel = x pages per hour.

    Since, it is given that,

    Victoria's average reading speed of the science fiction novel is 2 pages per hour more than the average reading speed of the historical fiction novel.

    So,

    Her average reading speed of the science fiction = (x + 2) pages per hour

    Thus, the expression (x+2) represents Victoria's average reading speed of the science fiction novel.

    Thus, option B is correct.
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