# On Monday, thirty percent of the pies sold at the pie store were apple. If 24 apple pies were sold on Monday, how many of the other pies were sold that day?

I think I should start with 30/100 and 24/x but I am not sure. =80

## On Monday, thirty percent of the pies sold at the pie store were apple. If 24 apple pies were sold on Monday, how many of the other types of pies were sold that day?

I think I should start with 30/100 and 24/x but I am not sure. =80 80-24 = 56

## You're on the right track with setting up your equation. Let's break down the problem and explain how to solve it step by step.

First, let's define some variables:
x = total number of pies sold on Monday (including both apple pies and other pies)
y = number of other pies sold on Monday (excluding apple pies)

According to the problem, 30% of the pies sold were apple pies. This means that 30% of the total number of pies equals the number of apple pies sold, which is 24. Mathematically, this can be written as:

(30/100) * x = 24

To solve for x, we can divide both sides of the equation by (30/100):
x = 24 / (30/100)

To simplify the expression, we can multiply by the reciprocal of (30/100), which is (100/30):
x = 24 * (100/30)

Simplifying further, we have:
x = 2400 / 30
x = 80

So the total number of pies sold on Monday is 80.

Now, to find the number of other pies sold (y), we subtract the number of apple pies sold from the total:
y = x - 24
y = 80 - 24
y = 56

Therefore, 56 other pies were sold on Monday.

## 24/x = .3

x = 80

so there are total of 80 pies

80-24 = 56 pies left unsold