Posted by **Patty** on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 8:15pm.

The market sold 24 heads of lettuce one morning. That afternoon 2/7 of the remaining heads of lettuce were sold. The number of heads left now was 1/2 of ye numbet the market haf at the beginning of yhe day. How many heads of lettuce were there at the beginning of the day.

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**Henry **, Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 10:35pm
X Heads to start with.

(X-24) = Bal.

(X-24) - 2/7(X-24) = 5/7(x-24).

5/7(X-24) = X/2

Multiply both sides by 14:

10x-240 = 7x

3x = 240

X = 80 Heads of lettuce.

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**Kyle**, Monday, March 10, 2014 at 5:16pm
I dont get this too, can you help me too? Im a fifth grader too so I cant do Algebra.

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