Posted by Randy Davis on September 28, 2002 at 12:57:34:
In Reply to: Please show how did you attempt to solve these problems (n/t) posted by Subhotosh Khan on September 27, 2002 at 19:04:57:
: : 1. X+Y=44
: : Y=2(X-A)
: : Y-A=(X+B/2
: : 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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