# 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?

##### 1 Answer

May 17, 2018

See a solution process below:

#### Explanation:

Let

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

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

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

We can now rewrite the equation and calculate

The dealership sold 125 cars in February.