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Word Problem: A man bought oranges at 20 cents each.  TOPIC_SOLVED

I know the answer to this but I am having trouble getting to it. The "MORE than 15.6%" phrase is the part that is tripping me up. If it would be just a straight 15.6%, the answer would be 31 oranges. But the actual answer to this problem is 34 oranges. Please help. :confused: A man bought ...
by carrlin
on Fri Mar 30, 2012 3:32 pm
 
Forum: Intermediate Algebra
Topic: Word Problem: A man bought oranges at 20 cents each.
Replies: 2
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Re: Word Problem: A man bought oranges at 20 cents each.  TOPIC_SOLVED

carrlin wrote:x>199
what did you do after this?


More than 15.6% of the oranges were bad. I multiplied 15.6% and 199 to get to the conclusion that more than 31 oranges were bad.
by carrlin
on Fri Mar 30, 2012 9:45 pm
 
Forum: Intermediate Algebra
Topic: Word Problem: A man bought oranges at 20 cents each.
Replies: 2
Views: 1659

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