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Katarina is a botanist studying the production of pears by two types of pear trees. She noticed that type A trees produced 20 percent more pears than type B trees did. Based on Katarina's observation, if the type A trees produced 144 pears, how many pears did the type B trees produce?

 Feb 3, 2021
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The Question tells us that that Type A produces 20% more pears than Type B. This means that Type A produces 120% of what Type B produces.

So if 144 is 120% then we can do:

 

144 ÷ 12/10 (we do this to find what 10/10 or 100% would be which is what Type B is)

144 x 10/12

1440/12

120

 

Therefore, Tree B produces 120 pears.

 

Hope that helps!!! :)

 

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 Feb 3, 2021

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