A bin of bolts at the hardware store contains 7-dozen bolts when full. The stock clerk is supposed to reorder bolts when the bin is 1/6 full. How many bolts are in the bin when it’s time to reorder?

A bin of bolts at the hardware store contains 7-dozen bolts when full. The stock clerk is supposed to reorder bolts when the bin is 1/6 full. How many bolts are in the bin when it’s time to reorder?

Detailed Explanation

First find how many bolts a full bin contains: 7 × 12 = 84 bolts. Then multiply the total number of bolts in a full bin by 1/6 to find how many bolts are in the bin when it’s 1/6 full: 84/1 × 1/6 = 84/6 = 14 bolts.