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Robert Brechner + 1 other
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Textbook Problem

Set up and solve equations for the following business situations.

One-fifth of the employees of Delta Industries, Inc., work in the Southeastern region. If the company employs 252 workers in that region, what is the total number of employees working for the company?

To determine

To calculate: The total number of employees in the company, if 252 is the number of employee in the Southeastern region that are one-fifth of the total employees.

Explanation

Given Information:

The number of employees in the Southeastern region is 252 that are one-fifth of the total employees.

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 and phrases.

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:

Consider the total number of employees in the company, if 252 is the number of employees in the Southeastern region that are one-fifth of the total employees.

Underline the keyword by using the table of of key word and phrases,

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 @

One-fifth of the total employees are 252

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