Akshat lost 14 baseball cards from his card collection. He realized that he has lost 28 % of his cards. How many cards were in his card coll

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Akshat lost 14 baseball cards from his card collection. He realized that he has lost 28 % of his cards. How many cards were in his card collection initially?

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    2021-09-05T14:34:18+00:00

    Answer:

    50 cards

    Step-by-step explanation:

    We can start by saying that his total card collection has x cards in it, meaning that 28% or 28/100 of his total cards, x, is equal to 14. Next, we can divide by 28/100 on both sides, and dividing is the same as multiplying by the reciprocal. The reciprocal of 28/100 is 100/28, so 14 * 100/28 is equal to 100/2, which is 50. We can say that 50 cards were in his card collection initially.

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