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A bag of a dozen grapefruit was selling for $6.60. The produce manager added some grapefruit to the bag but did not change the $6.60 price. The price of a dozen grapefruit now was actually $4.40. How many grapefruit were added to the bag?

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  • Ian H
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    12 + g grapefruit sold for $6.60 later on.

    The price of the 12 was then 4.40 so the price of g was 2.20

    6 grapefruit were added to the bag

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  • 8 months ago

    Since the price of a dozen is now 2/3 of the original amount, the number of grapefruit must have been multiplied by 3/2 (or 1½).

    1½ dozen is 18 grapefruit, so 6 were added.

    Answer:

    6

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  • 8 months ago

    A dozen is twelve grapefruit. To calculate the final cost of one grapefruit, divide $4.40 by 12.

    Cost = $4.40 ÷ 12

    This is 36⅔ cents. The next step is to calculate the number of grapefruit that $6.60 buy. To do this, divide 6.60 by the cost of one grapefruit.

    N = 6.60 ÷ (4.40 ÷ 12) = 18

    So, six grapefruit were added to the bag. I hope this is helpful for you. 

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  • Mercy
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    4

    6.60/12 = .55 cents each

    6.60 - 4.40 = $2.20

    2.20 /,55 =  4

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  • 8 months ago

    A bag of a dozen grapefruit was selling for $6.60. The produce manager added some grapefruit to the bag but did not change the $6.60 price. The price of a dozen grapefruit now was actually $4.40. How many grapefruit were added to the bag?

    $4.4/12 = $6.6/x

    x = (6.6/4.4)12 = 18 total, so 6 were added

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