# Question #52eb9

Apr 17, 2017

$112$ cans per month were sold.

#### Explanation:

In word problems such as this there is often a lot of information given.

Summarise it a bit at a time and calculate what you can from what is given:

$332$ boxes of cans. Each box had $24$ cans.

$\rightarrow$ This means there were $332 \times 24 = 7 , 968$ cans in total.

There were green and black beans.

$4 , 272$ cans had green beans. the rest were black beans.

$\rightarrow$ Therefore $7 , 968 - 4 , 272 = 3 , 696$ had black beans.

The black beans were all sold over $33$ months.

$\rightarrow$ each month $3.696 \div 33 = 112$ cans were sold.

In one calculation this would be:
$\left(332 \times 24 - 4272\right) \div 33 = 112$