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anonymous

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sorry. but I need help. Elena's daughter sold 102 boxes of Girl Scout cookies. She was told that this amount represented 5% of the troop's sales. How many boxes did the troop sell?

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  1. anonymous
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    5% of the troop's sales is equal to 102, you need to find 100%.

  2. anonymous
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    Try to think about it. It's not difficult at all.

  3. anonymous
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    so do i make a proportion?

  4. dumbcow
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    you could 5/100 = 102/x

  5. dumbcow
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    or think about it...how many times does 5 go into 100?

  6. anonymous
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    20

  7. anonymous
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    Exactly!! then how many boxes did the troop sell?

  8. anonymous
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    2040 ?

  9. anonymous
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    102=0.05boxes boxes = 102/0.05 ..........=2040boxes

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