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asked Jan 15, 2017 in Mathematics by amandahogness
68 more than the quotient of an unknown number and 54 is 72

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answered Jan 15, 2017 by anonymous
Let's work backwards.
First, subtract 68 from 72.
72-68=4
Now, this is the quotient of the unknown number and 54.
Multiply the quotient by 54.
54×4=216
And check.
216÷54=4
4+68=72
The unknown number is 216

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