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A merchant can place 8 large boxes or 10 small boxes into a carton for shipping. In one shipment, he sent a total of 96 boxes. If there are more large boxes than small boxes, how many cartons did he ship?

 Mar 10, 2019
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You can try guessing and checking by first placing all the large boxes, then slowly decreasing the number.

But we can't say 12 large boxes and 0 small boxes, because there has to be an amount for the small boxes.

 

Hint: To find the number of small boxes, it has to be a multiple of 10. So, what number must 8 be multiplied, that when the number is subtracted from 96, it is divisible by 10?

 Mar 10, 2019
edited by tertre  Mar 10, 2019

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