Sample Problem

A flower shop needed to make bouquets of roses. It originally planned to make 128 bouquets per day for 9 days to finish the task. It actually worked 1.5 times as fast as it had intended. How many days did it take the shop to make all of the bouquets?



The total number of bouquets the shop needed to make is constant, so divide the number of days intended by the new rate to figure out how many days it actually took to make the bouquets.

9 ÷ 1.5 = 6 days