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Homework Help: How To Figure Gross With a Certain Net Figure

  1. May 21, 2009 #1
    May 21, 2009

    OK math Guru's, I'm going to give you the question and the answer,

    what I need from you is the easiest way to GET TO the answer.

    A chef is attending a big weekend food fair. He is famous for

    his egg dishes. He knows that he will need 496 eggs for all of the

    dishes he will make. He knows that he will lose 10% of the eggs,

    and has ordered enough eggs so that he will end up with the 496 that

    he needs. He has ordered 551 eggs delivered to his kitchen.

    What formula did he use to come to the conclusion that he will need

    551 eggs for the weekend?

    I await your reply.

    Al Charles
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  3. May 21, 2009 #2


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    Staff: Mentor

    Welcome to the PF. I've moved your thread to the Homework Help section of the PF.

    Here at the PF, we require you to show your work before we can offer tutorial assistance. Please see the Rules link at the top of the page.

    So, how would you go about starting this algebra problem?
  4. May 22, 2009 #3


    Staff: Mentor

    As algebra problems go, this one is very simple. You could start it this way:

    Let x= the number of eggs to order

    Now, write an equation that summarizes this information:
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