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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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    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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    I don't get this too, can you help me too? Im a fifth grader too so I cant do Algebra.

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