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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

  • math (percent) -

    let the number of books Sylvia sold be x

    then 1.15x = 69
    x = 69/1.15 = 60

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