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Tapiwa raked 5%, percent more leaves than Adam raked. Tapiwa raked 357 liters of leaves

How many liters of leaves did Adam rake?

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Daniel L. | Certified Tutor and Academic CoachCertified Tutor and Academic Coach
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Let X = the liters of leaves that Adam raked.
 
Convert 5.0% into a decimal by moving the decimal point two spaces to the left
 
Then Tapiwa raked X + .05X liters of leaves = 1.05X liters of leaves = 357
 
Divide both sides by 1.05
 
X = 340 liters
 
Dan