# SOLUTION: If 7182 roses were killed in last night's frost and this was 2 5/8 as many as the night before how many roses were killed the night before?

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 Question 447016: If 7182 roses were killed in last night's frost and this was 2 5/8 as many as the night before how many roses were killed the night before?Answer by stanbon(57412)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!If 7182 roses were killed in last night's frost and this was 2 5/8 as many as the night before how many roses were killed the night before? --- Let the number killed the night before be "x": Equation: (2 5/8)x = 7182 --- (21/8)x = 7182 --- x = (8/21)7182 ---- x = 2736 =============== Cheers, Stan H. ==================