ashiima wrote:

I tried to do it a diffrent way.I got it till-Given that James received 3,600 acres and that Alfred received 20% more acres of land than James, so Alfred=3,600*1.2=4,320.

then I did Alfred 4320 Which is 25% mroe than stephen

I set it up as

4320 is 100%

____ is 75%

4320*75/100 and i did not get the answer.When i used 100% and 125% i got the answer but the diff is 25 % in both cases-why is one wrong?

u r said, that A is 25% MORE than S. it means A=1.25*S not 0.75a=s. if u want to express it in another way, then u should write down the following -100/125*A=S or 0.8A=S

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