math (percent)
posted by Trevor on .
Both Sam and Sylvia work at a bookstore. During a sale, Sam sold 15 percent more books
than Sylvia. If Sam sold 69 books, how many books did Sylvia sell?
A. 60 C. 54
B. 58 D. 50
B

let the number of books Sylvia sold be x
then 1.15x = 69
x = 69/1.15 = 60