







Setting up a linear equation 
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From Jessie: Michaela and Aleah play on the same basketball team. In one game, Michaela scored
one fifth of the teams points and Aleah scored one tenth of the teams points. Together,
they scored a total of 42 points. How many points did the team score?
I can't figure out how to put together the equation with the given variables. I have to show the work and I also need to know how to make
that kind of equation. Thanks! Answered by Penny Nom. 





Four less than three times a number is 20 
20190929 

From Linda: four less than three times a number is 20,what is the number? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Setting up a pool 
20160409 

From BETH: i am trying to cover an area for a 15x15 foot round pool with play sand before I set up the pool. My playsand bag is 50 lbs , says it covers .5 cubic feet per bag. How many bags do I need? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Setting up an equation 
20040430 

From Matt: I am trying to determine the dimensions of a 22 megapixel digital camera chip that has a 3:2 ratio. We know then, that: 3x = 2y (or 1.5x = y)
and that
xy = 22
Beyond this, I don't know how to hook those 2 seemingly unrelated facts together. Answered by Penny Nom. 





Setting up a word problem 
20030630 

From Christie: A rectangular corral is forty feet longer than it is wide. If the perimeter is 220 feet, determine the length and width of the corral. Answered by Penny Nom. 





Sesame Street on Stage 
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From Christie: Sesame Street on Stage has different ticket prices for adults and for children under 6. Beth and her two children, ages 3 and 4, paid $15 to gain entrance, while Jamie and John Jacobs and their 2year old daughter got in for $19.50. What is the ticket price for adults? Answered by Penny Nom. 

