Kraft makes different types of sliced cheese. According to Calorie Count, the reduced calorie singles have 45 calories. This is 36% fewer calories than the regular American Singles. How many calories do the regular American Singles have?

According to the

*wording*of the problem...If 45 calories is 36% fewer than regular American Singles, this means 36%

*less*calories than regular American Singles.This means 45 calories is 64% of the number of calories of regular American Singles.

Therefore the equation is 45=64% of what number ?

45=0.64*C, where C=# of calories of regular American Singles.

45/0.64=C

C=70.3125 calories in regular American Singles

36% of 70.3125=25.3125

70.3125-25.3125=45

If the wording was 45 is 36%

*of*the number of caloriesin regular American Singles, then the equation would be 45=0.36*C, 45/0.36=C, and C=125.

Again, the wording is 36% fewer calories so the number of calories, 45, is only 64% of the number of calories in regular American Singles !

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