A deli is offering a special for its sandwiches. A customer will receive three free sandwiches for every five sandwiches purchased. Jane ordered 611 sandwiches for an office party at a large company. How many sandwiches did Jane have to pay for?
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3 free sandwiches for every 5 sandwiches means that in every group of 8 sandwiches, 3 are free.
611 is how many groups of 8?
Good. There are 76 full groups of 8.
How many sandwiches are there in 76 groups of 8?
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do i divide 76 and the 8 for that?
No. You multiply 76 by 8.
76 groups of 8 sandwiches are a total of 608 sandwiches.
She needs 611, so she needs 3 more sandwiches to have a total of 611.
That means she needs to pay for 76 groups of 8 sandwiches and pay for 3 more sandwiches.
In each group of 8 sandwiches, she only pays for 5 sandwiches.
What is 5 times 76?
She pays for 380 sandwiches (5 * 76) and receives 608 sandwiches (8 * 76).
Now she needs to pay for 3 more sandwiches to have a total of 611.
What is 380 + 3?