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Elena's daughter sold 120 boxes of girlscout cookies. She was told that this amount represented 5% of the troops sale. How many boxes did the troop sell?

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  1. 120/0.05 = ?

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    posted by drwls
  2. Let me put it another way. 5% = 1/20

    120 is 1/20 of what number?

    Multiply 120 by 20 to find the answer. Dividing by 0.05 is the same thing as multiplying by 20

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    posted by drwls
  3. part/whole = part/whole
    120/X = 5/100
    X=2400

    troop sold 2400 cookies

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    posted by Adithya

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