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Question from Abeth, a teacher:

Bobby dela Cruz is the purchasing agent for school supplies of a certain university. Because of new research projects, Bobby ordered an additional 32,500 worth of supplies this month. This is a 15% increase from last month. What was the value of the school supplies that Bobby ordered last month?
my answer is 2 216, 666.6667. Is this correct? Thanks

No, but this is probably only due to a typing mistake. (Also note that an order value must involve an integral number of cents.) Try again and tell us what you did.

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