Billy sold 100 apples in January, sales went up by 10% in the second week, 20% in the third week, and went down by 50% in the fourth and final week.
How do I calculate how many apples were sold in the first week?
Billy sold 100 apples in January, sales went up by 10% in the second week, 20% in the third week, and went down by 50% in the fourth and final week.
Just a thought I'm not 100% on this
100 apples = total sold
$\displaystyle x+(x*1.1)+(x*1.2)+(x*.5)=100$
Then rearrange and solve for x.
Unless, the growth is based off of the # sold in each week (i.e. sold 20 apples in week 1 then 22 in week 2 and then 26 and then 13 the last week...) So assuming that X is based off the first weeks sales, I think this should work