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# I don't even know where to start

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Warehouse A has 5 times as many employees as Warehouse B, and Warehouse C has 3 times as many employees as Warehouse B. Warehouse A has how many times as many employees as Warehouse C?

Jul 11, 2023

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Warehouse A has 5 times as many employees as Warehouse B, and Warehouse C has 3 times as many employees as Warehouse B. Warehouse A has how many times as many employees as Warehouse C?

A  =  5B      (eq 1)

C  =  3B      (eq 2)

Multiply (eq 1) by 3               3A  =  15B

Multiply (eq 2) by 5               5C  =  15B

Therefore                             3A  =  5C

A  =  (5 / 3) C

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Jul 11, 2023
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Bosco summed it up really nicely, for me the key to these types of problems / where to start is by trying to make everything related to a single variable :

For example:  since warehouse A and Warehouse B are relating themselves to Warehouse C then I would say :

Warehouse A = 5 ( Warehouse B)

Warehouse C = 3 ( Warehouse B)

Jul 11, 2023
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let's just say they all have one worker. A is 5 times more then B = 5

C is 3 times more then B = 3

Meaning A have 5/3 more workers then C

Jul 12, 2023