A stationery store sells staplers for \(\$1.50\) each. A company buys an unknown number of these staplers at a cost of \(\$36.00\) in total. How many staplers did the company purchase?


Let N represent the number of staplers purchased.
Set Up an Equation: 1.50N=36.00
To isolate an unknown value N, divide both sides of the equation by 1.50.

\(\frac{1.50N}{1.50} = \frac{36.00}{1.50}\)

so, N=24
The business purchased 24 staplers.

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