Question #1dda7

Oct 17, 2017

230

Explanation:

Each bag contains 12 bolts, so the total number of bolts is 12 times the number of bags.

Let's say we have $b$ bags, and according to the problem above, all of these bags combined have a total of 2760 bolts. Therefore, we can say that:

$12 \times b = 2760$

If we divide both sides of this equation by 12, we solve for $b$:

$\frac{12 \times b}{\textcolor{red}{12}} = \frac{2760}{\textcolor{red}{12}}$

$\frac{\cancel{12} \times b}{\cancel{\textcolor{red}{12}}} = 230$

$b = 230$

So the box contained 230 bags.