Practice!

Sample Problem

There were 250 roses and 450 pansies in a garden. If a gardener packed them into bags and each bag contained 5 flowers, how many more bags of pansies are there than bags of roses?

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Solution

You must find the number of bags of roses and the number of bags of pansies and subtract the two.

Bags of roses: 250 ÷ 5 = 50 bags

Bags of pansies: 450 ÷ 5 = 90 bags

The difference: 90 – 50 = 40 more bags of pansies