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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

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