hello my name is zoe and I am a student. This a a middle grade quesion at the last school election in Angletown 4620 votes were cast. Candidate Acute received 236 more votes than Candidate Obtuse. Candidate Right received 698 votes more than Candidate Acute. Candidate Straight received 256 votes less than Candidate Right. How many votes did each receive? Hi Joe,The four candidates are Acute, Obtuse, Right and Straight. I am goint to use the first letter in each candidate's name to stand for the number of votes that he or she received. Thus the four facts I know are
Equation 1. has four letters in it and my goal is to find a way to write equation 1. with only one letter in it. Then I can solve for that letter. My plan is as follows:
Solve for O and then use equations 2., 3. and 4. to find A, R and S. When you are done check to seethat the total of all the votes is 4620. Cheers,Penny
