In January, a dealership sold 164 vehicles. February, the same dealership sold 23.8% fewer vehicles than they sold in January. How many vehicles were sold in February?

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May 17, 2018

Answer:

See a solution process below:

Explanation:

Let #f# be the number of cars sold in February.

We can write the equation for the number of cars sold in February as:

#f = 164 - (23.8% of 164)#

"Percent" or "%" means "out of 100" or "per 100", Therefore 23.8% can be written as #23.8/100#.

When dealing with percents the word "of" means "times" or "to multiply".

We can now rewrite the equation and calculate #f# as:

#f = 164 - (23.8/100 xx 164)#

#f = 164 - 3903.2/100#

#f = 164 - 39.032#

#f = 124.968#

The dealership sold 125 cars in February.