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?
See a solution process below:
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.