New Movie

A new movie opened with gross box-office sales of \$52.5 million. The producers were disappointed because this figure was 22 percent less than expected. How much did the producers think they would make during the first weekend?
Source: NCTM Math Teacher 2008

SOLUTION

\$52.5 million represents 78\% of what the producers expected.
52.5=78/100 of x
x=\dfrac{52.5\times 100}{78}=67.3 million

Answer: \$67.3 million

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