OpenStudy (beststudent):

A person expends $240 in the purchase of wheat. If he had paid 20 cents a bushel less he could have obtained 100 bushels more for the same money. How many bushels did he buy?

OpenStudy (beststudent):

@happyvirus Can you help me?

OpenStudy (happyvirus):

1200 bushels because 240 divided by .20 is 1200 so that's how many he could get out of the 240$

OpenStudy (happyvirus):

i hope that helped.

OpenStudy (beststudent):

@happyvirus What is that 100 bushels for?

OpenStudy (happyvirus):

the question is confusing by itself so it's hard to explain

OpenStudy (happyvirus):

I think it's additional information to confuse you, cause i didn't really need it to find the price.

OpenStudy (mathmale):

I disagree with that. Obviously, if the price is lower, the person with $240 could buy more wheat. Let x=prince of one bushel of wheat

OpenStudy (mathmale):

Then the number of bushels this person could buy for $240 would be $240/x. In other words: total price / (price per bushel) = number of bushels that could be purchased. Now if the price were lower, this person could buy 100 more bushels. Write this as $240/x + 100= $240/(x-20) Determine whether or not you can solve this for x. If you can, then x represents the price per bushel.

OpenStudy (beststudent):

But Im not trying to find the price of each bushel. Im trying to find how many bushels he can buy?