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Sample Problem

Carl has 10% more pieces of candy than Bill. If Carl gives 20 sweets to Bill, they will have the same number of sweets. How many sweets does Bill have?

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Solution

Set Bill's pieces of candy as 100%, then Carl's sweets is 100% + 10% = 110%

Since they will have the same number of pieces of candy if Carl gives 20 pieces to Bill, Carl has (202) more pieces than Bill

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Then, use the formula: Whole = Difference amount ÷ Percentage difference

Whole: Bill's sweets

Difference amount: 20 × 2 = 40

Percentage difference: 10%

Then, Bill's sweets: 4010% = 400