Posted by Danielle on .
If Peter picked 240% more plums than Roger and Peter picked 6800 how many did both pick altogether

Math 
Reiny,
Let the number picked by Roger be x
then the number picked by Peter = x + 2.4x = 3.5x
so 3.5x = 6800
x = 2000
So together they picked 8800
check:
240 % of Rogers = 2.4(2000) = 4800
So Peter picked as much as Roger plus 240% more
= 2000+4800 = 6800
BTW, this is a poorly worded question.