# Answer to Question #2960 in Algebra for Harpriet

Question #2960

16% of apple in a basket go bad. If there are 42 good apples in the basket, find the total number of apples in the basket?

Expert's answer

Denote the total number of apples as X. If 16% are bad, good apples are 100%-16% = 84% or 0.84X apples.

Given that

0.84X = 42

thus

X = 42/0.84 = 50 apples.

Answer: there are 50 apples in the backet.

Given that

0.84X = 42

thus

X = 42/0.84 = 50 apples.

Answer: there are 50 apples in the backet.

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