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.
Math - 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.
Math - Kyle, Monday, March 10, 2014 at 5:16pm
I don't get this too, can you help me too? Im a fifth grader too so I cant do Algebra.