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Camille is counting the number of bricks she needs to build a retaining wall for her herb garden. She calculates that she will need 485 bricks come in stacks of 24, how many stacks will she needto complete the project?

Guest Jun 20, 2015

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She needs 485 bricks

Each stack is 24 bricks

The number of stacks she will need is the total number of bricks divided by how many she will get per stack.

Needed stacks = 485 / 24 = 20 5/24 20.21 ( to 2 d.p.)

However, we can't get 5/24 of a stack. So we must go to the closest number of whole stacks, however 20 stacks is not enough for the 485 needed bricks, so we instead must go up to 21 stacks

∴ Needed stacks = 21

Sir-Emo-Chappington  Jun 20, 2015
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Best Answer

She needs 485 bricks

Each stack is 24 bricks

The number of stacks she will need is the total number of bricks divided by how many she will get per stack.

Needed stacks = 485 / 24 = 20 5/24 20.21 ( to 2 d.p.)

However, we can't get 5/24 of a stack. So we must go to the closest number of whole stacks, however 20 stacks is not enough for the 485 needed bricks, so we instead must go up to 21 stacks

∴ Needed stacks = 21

Sir-Emo-Chappington  Jun 20, 2015

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