# Can someone show me how to solve this math problem because I'm dumb.?

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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• 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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• 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.

6

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• 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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• 4

6.60/12 = .55 cents each

6.60 - 4.40 = \$2.20

2.20 /,55 =  4

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