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?

1 Answer
Nov 15, 2016

Answer:

#400# pounds of tomatoes were originally received.

Explanation:

Let #x# be the pounds of tomatoes originally received.

So by condition given , #x*72/100 =288 or x=(288*100)/72 =400#pounds.

#400# pounds of tomatoes were originally received.[Ans]