# It cost George $678 to make wreaths. How many wreaths must he sell at$15 apiece to make a profit?

George paid $678 to make wreaths and is going to sell them at$15 each. How many must he sell to start making a profit?
We can do this in a few ways, so let me start with this one - we know that if he sells one wreathe, he will get $15. And if he sells two, he gets$30. And so on. So we can say:
15W=$ - for each W(reathe) he sells, the value$ goes up by 15. So how many do we need to get $=678? Let's find out: $15 W = 678$$W = \frac{678}{15} = 45.2$Ok - so when he sells no. 45, he's still not quite at his breakeven point yet ($45 \times 15 = 675\$) and so needs to sell 46 to start making money.