Find Number of Sheets Left Over

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    nycmathguy

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    At a certain store, loose-leaf paper comes only in packages of 400 sheets. If a student buys enough paper at this store to fill 3 binders with 150 sheets of paper each, how many sheets will be left over?

    A. 17
    B. 50
    C. 350
    D. 450

    Each package has 400 sheets.
    So, 150 x 3 = 450 sheets.

    Let s = number of sheets left over.

    s = 450 -400

    s = 50

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    Calculate:
    3 × 150 = 450 sheets will be used.
    Since the paper sells in packages of 400 sheets, 2 packages are needed, and 2 × 400 = 800.

    800 − 450 = 350 sheets left over.
     
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    Ok. I calculated quickly.
     
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