# The produce department of a grocery store sold 288 pounds of tomatoes. The weight weight represented 72% of the shipment the store received. The rest spoiled and had to be discarded. How many pounds of tomatoes were originally received?

Nov 15, 2016

$400$ pounds of tomatoes were originally received.
Let $x$ be the pounds of tomatoes originally received.
So by condition given , $x \cdot \frac{72}{100} = 288 \mathmr{and} x = \frac{288 \cdot 100}{72} = 400$pounds.
$400$ pounds of tomatoes were originally received.[Ans]