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20 April, 08:14

After 56 cans of soup were sold, a clerk moved the remaining cans to a display case. The display case had shelves that could each hold 9 cans. How many shelves were needed to fit all the remaining cans?

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  1. 20 April, 10:10
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    We represent the original number of cans of soup by the variable x. After 56 cans of soup were sold, the remaining number of cans of soup is x - 56. Since we have shelves that can hold 9 cans, the number of shelves needed to fit all the remaining cans is

    (x - 56) / 9
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