Problem 2048

A 450-piece puzzle missing 6% of its pieces from is box. How many pieces are in the box?

 

Solution:-

 

If a quantity Q is decreased by x%, the remaining quantity D is given by the following formula.

D= (1-\frac{x}{100})Q

Use the information in the problem statement to identify Q.

Q = 450

Use the information in the problem statement to identify x.

x = 6

Calculate D.

D = (1-\frac{x}{100})Q

=(1-\frac{6}{100})450

=423

Thus, there are 423 pieces in the box.

 

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