   Chapter 5.II, Problem 16RE ### Contemporary Mathematics for Busin...

8th Edition
Robert Brechner + 1 other
ISBN: 9781305585447

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Section ### Contemporary Mathematics for Busin...

8th Edition
Robert Brechner + 1 other
ISBN: 9781305585447
Textbook Problem

# Set up and solve equations for the following business situations.One-ninth of Polymer Plastics’ sales are made in New England. If New England sales amount to $600,000, what are the total sales of the company? To determine To calculate: The total sale of the company, if the sale of polymer plastics sold by company in New England is$600,000 which is one-ninth of the total sales of the company.

Explanation

Given Information:

The sale of polymer plastics sold by company in New England is $600,000 which is one-ninth of the total sales. Formula used: To solve the equation and prove the solution, follow the steps as mentioned below. Step 1: Understand the problem and write the facts of the equation. Step2: List the known and the unknows from the problem. Step3: Write the equation with the help of following table of key word,  Equal Sign Addition Subtraction Multiplication Division Parentheses Is And Less of Divide Times the quantity of Are Added to Less than Multiply Divided by Was Totals Smaller than Times Divided into Equals The sum of Minus Product of Quotient of Gives Plus Difference Multiplied by Ratio of Giving More than Decreased by Twice Leaves Larger than Reduced by Double Results in Increased by Take away Triple Produces Greater than Loss of At yields exceeds Fewer than @ Step4: Solve the equation by rearrange the unknown values to the left side and known values to the right side of the equal sign. Step5: Prove the solution by substituting the value obtained from step 4 in the equation formed in step 4 then check the left and right of the equation if, they are equal then the answer is correct. Calculation: Underline the keyword by using the table of of key word. One-ninth of the total sales equals,$600,000

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