Question #767e3

1 Answer
Apr 13, 2017

Answer:

There were already #365# meatballs.

Explanation:

Start off by working out how many meatballs were made in the hour of production.

One hour is #60# minutes which is #3 xx 20 # minutes.

So, during one hour the number of meatballs made was:
#3 xx 802 = 2,406#

That is the same as:

#802+802+802 = 2,406 # for the three periods of #20# minutes.

But there were then #2771# meatballs altogether.

#2771 - 2406 = 365#

There were already #365# meatballs.