Wednesday, August 01,
2001
Source: NCTM, The Mathematics
Teacher, V. 92, No. 6 (Sept. 1999),
pp. 492-95
Slide No.
5
Algebraic Solution (Incomplete)
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380 oranges
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85 students
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5 oranges per girl
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4 oranges per boy
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Let x be the number of boys
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Let y be the number of girls
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4x + 5y = 380 and x + y = 85
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Solve the above system to find x and y