A certain bean plant grows 15% of its height each day today after 10 days the bean plant is 27 inches tall how tall was it yesterday

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Given:
15% of its height each day
27 inches on day 10.
How tall was it yesterday?
27 represents 115% of the height yesterday. So we divided 27 by 115% to get yesterdays height.
27 ÷ 115% = 23.48 inches.
The plant was 23.48 inches tall yesterday.
To check:
23.48 x 15% = 3.52 inches
23.48 + 3.52 = 27 inches