Posted by Subhotosh Khan on September 27, 2002 at 19:04:57:
In Reply to: Equation/ Number/ Width/ Weight Problems posted by Randy Davis on September 27, 2002 at 17:25:53:
: 1. X+Y=44
: X+B= 3(Y-C)
: Y-C= 3(X-C)
: Solve for X and Y in terms of A, B, and C.
: 2. Maddux, Smoltz, and Wohlers pitched a total of 576
: innings. Maddux pitched 8 2/3 fewer than Smoltz and
: 167 2/3 more than Wohlers. How many did each pitch?
: 3. 2 ladders are crossed in an alley. They are
: supported by a vertical wall. The ladders are 40
: feet and 60 feet in length. They intersect 10 feet
: above the ground. How wide is the alley?
: 4. A banana peel weighs 1/8 the total weight of the
: banana. If an unpeeled banana is put on a scale and
: it just balances a peeled banana of the same weight
: plus 7/8 of an ounce, how much does the banana with
: peel weigh?
: Please give a detailed explanation with each. Thanks for your assistance.
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