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Question:

A stationary store sells staplers for $1.50 each. A company buys an unknown number of these staplers at a cost of $36.00 in total. How many staplers did the company purchase?

A 24
Explaination

Let N represent the number of staplers purchased.
Set Up an Equation.
1.50N = 36.00
To isolate an unknown value N, divide both sides of the equation by 1.50.
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The business purchased 24 staplers.