Mandy86
use the five-step strategy for solving word problems to find the number or numbers described in the following exercise.
When a number is decreased by 75% of itself, the result is 26. What is the number?
A) 78
B) 139
C) 72
D) 104
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muhammad9t5
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x-75%=24
x-75/100=26
vipul92
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104
muhammad9t5
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@vipul92 he said explain too.
vipul92
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x*25/100=26
so x =104
muhammad9t5
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25???
vipul92
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beta 100-75=25
liegev
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x-(.75x)=26
x(1-.75)=26
x(.25)=26
(x(.25))/.25=26/.25
x=26/.25
liegev
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I tried to write out all the steps.
Mandy86
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thank you guys!