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Johanna is planting tomatoes in the school garden this year. Tomato plants come in packs of . She needs plants in the garden and already has . How many packs of plants will she need?  Homework Help ✎

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Write an equation to represent this situation.

For each pack Johanna will gain more tomato plants, so we need to multiply each pack by . She already has tomato plants and she needs .

In equation form:

is the number of packs of plants.

Solve for . Round up to the nearest whole pack.