math 5the grade
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word problem: Mimi's 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 was now 1/2 of the number the market had at the beginning of the day. How many heads of lettuce were there at the beginning of the day?

let x = # beginning heads
x  24  2/7(x24) = x/2
Solve for x. 
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