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Question:

Last year, Margot grew 50 bushels of corn in her backyard. This year, the yield has increased 8%. How many bushels of corn did Margot grow this year?

A 54
explanation

Multiply 50 bushels by 8% to find the yield increase in bushels: 50 × 0.08 = 4. Add 4 bushels (the amount of the increase) to 50 bushels (the original yield) to determine that an 8% increase equals 54 bushels.