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rebecca1233

  • 2 years ago

A 20−pound bag of sugar costs (y + 3) dollars while a 10−pound package costs (y − 3) dollars. If the price per pound of sugar is the same for both packages, the equation below can be used to solve for y. y+3/20 = y-3/10 What is the value, in dollars, of y?

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  1. ash2326
    • 2 years ago
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    We have \[\frac{y+3}{20}=\frac{y-3}{10}\] multiply both sides by 20, can you do it @rebecca1233 ?

  2. rebecca1233
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    which side 10*20?

  3. ash2326
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    \[20\times \frac{y+3}{20}=\frac{y-3}{10}\times 20\]

  4. ash2326
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    could you simplify this?

  5. rebecca1233
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    oh alright, give me a sec (:

  6. rebecca1233
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    i think so

  7. ash2326
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    cool :)

  8. rebecca1233
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    i got 9 am i correct :)

  9. ash2326
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    yes, good work:D did you understand?

  10. rebecca1233
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    yes :)

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