How many new plates can possibly be made in total?

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Paper plates can be recycled to make new plates.

Nine used plates are required to make each new plate.

If there are 145 used plates, how many new plates can possibly be made in total?

posted May 28

145 divided by 9 will give you 16 new plates.
From the 16 plates, you can then get one more plate.
17 plates can be made in total.

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