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Can someone help me please... Thanks A new cruise ship line has just launched 3 new ships; the Pacific Paradise, the Carribean Paradise and the Mediterranean Paradise. The Carribean Paradise has 28 more deluxe staterooms than the Pacific Paradise. The Mediterranean Paradise has 29 fewer deluxe staterooms than four times the number of deluxe staterooms on the Pacific Paradise. Find the number of deluxe staterooms for each of the ships if the total number of deluxe staterooms for the three ships is 881. The Pacific Paradise has______deluxe staterooms The Caribbean Paradise has____deluxe The mediterranean Paradise has___deluxe staterooms.

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  1. geoffb Group Title
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    I would assign variables for the number of rooms for each cruise ship, then change the paragraph into equations.

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  2. MauriceLong Group Title
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    The Pacific Paradise has______deluxe staterooms The Caribbean Paradise has____deluxe The mediterranean Paradise has___deluxe staterooms.

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  3. noseboy908 Group Title
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    You should assign variables to the ships, not the rooms, since there is only one type of room.

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  4. MauriceLong Group Title
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    I am confuse with variables can you help me

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  5. noseboy908 Group Title
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    yeah, in this situation, you have to assign the variables x, y, & z to each (respectably). So, how would you start?

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  6. MauriceLong Group Title
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    i have no clue at all.

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  7. MauriceLong Group Title
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    ok

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    ok, to start out, make x rep. the "Pacific Paradise", y the "Carribean Paradise", & z rep. the "Medditerranean Paradise". You need 3 equations to start, so start simple. we know that all the ships have a total of 881 "Deluxe Rooms", so what do you think could be our first equation?

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  9. MauriceLong Group Title
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    x+y+z

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  10. noseboy908 Group Title
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    =?

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  11. MauriceLong Group Title
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    881

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  12. MauriceLong Group Title
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    ok

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  13. noseboy908 Group Title
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    could you do me a favor and double-check your numbers in the how the problem is written?

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  14. MauriceLong Group Title
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    Can someone help me please... Thanks A new cruise ship line has just launched 3 new ships; the Pacific Paradise, the Carribean Paradise and the Mediterranean Paradise. The Carribean Paradise has 28 more deluxe staterooms than the Pacific Paradise. The Mediterranean Paradise has 29 fewer deluxe staterooms than four times the number of deluxe staterooms on the Pacific Paradise. Find the number of deluxe staterooms for each of the ships if the total number of deluxe staterooms for the three ships is 881. The Pacific Paradise has______deluxe staterooms The Caribbean Paradise has____deluxe The mediterranean Paradise has___deluxe staterooms.

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  15. noseboy908 Group Title
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    yes, but you are certain that the numbers are copied exactly as written in your textbook or workbook?

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  16. MauriceLong Group Title
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    Yes.

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  17. noseboy908 Group Title
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    See, I keep coming up with the problem that I never get a whole, non-decimal number whenever I try to solve it. Allow me to explain my process.

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  18. MauriceLong Group Title
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    ok

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  19. noseboy908 Group Title
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    |dw:1353566231443:dw|

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  20. MauriceLong Group Title
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    yes

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  21. noseboy908 Group Title
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    Then I used substitution: z-29=4(y+28) Because it's stated in eqn. 1 that x= y+28. distribute: z-29=4y+112 add: z=4y+141. Next, I put (x=y+28), and (z=4y+141) into eqn. 3. To get: (y+28)+y+(4y+141)=881 Add the y's: 6y+169=881 subtract: 6y=712 divide: y=118.66. This is obviously incorrect, since you cannot have a decimal of a room. See any errors?

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  22. MauriceLong Group Title
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    no

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