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 Setting up an equation 2004-04-30 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 2003-06-30 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 2003-06-25 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 2-year old daughter got in for \$19.50. What is the ticket price for adults?Answered by Penny Nom.

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