Q:

An article reports, "attendance dropped 4% this year, to 300. What was the attendance before the drop to the nearest whole number)?

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Answer: 312Step-by-step explanation:Let the attendance before the drop be xNow we are given that attendance dropped 4% this yearSo new attendance = [tex]x-4\% \times x[/tex]                                = [tex]x-\frac{4}{100} \times x[/tex]                                = [tex]\frac{96x}{100}[/tex]We are also given that attendance dropped 4% this year, to 300So,  [tex]\frac{96x}{100}= 300[/tex][tex]x= 300 \times \frac{100}{96}[/tex][tex]x=312.5[/tex]Hence the attendance before the drop was 312