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Fun Land theme park has a total of 80 males and females who are employed at the park. If the number of males is 20 more than twice the number of females, how many males are employed at the park?
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Fun Land theme park has a total of 80 males and females who are employed at the park. If the number of males is 20 more than twice the number of females, how many males are employed at the park? 80 60 30 20
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Bri_LoveBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Females—x: x + 2x + 20 = 110 3x = 90 x = 30 Males: = 2(30) + 20 = 60 + 20 = 80 Answer (1): 80 males Checking: 80  2(110  80) = 20 80  2(30) = 20 80  60 = 20 20 = 20  No. of men—x: 2x  3(100  x) = 20 2x  300 + 3x = 20 5x = 320 x = 64 Answer (2): 64 men Checking: 2(64)  3(100  64) = 20 128  3(36) = 20 128  108 = 20 20 = 20
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whpalmer4Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
@Bri_Love were you doing a different problem as an example?
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whpalmer4Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Problem statement says that there are a total of 80 employees, not 110.
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Bri_LoveBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Nope that should be the answer.
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whpalmer4Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
No. M = number of males F = number of females M+F = 80 M = 2*F + 20 2*F + 20 + F = 80 3*F = 60 F = 20 M = 80F = 80  20 = 60
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Bri_LoveBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
ohhhh yeah i messed up @whpalmer4 your right is 60
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whpalmer4Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Always good to reread the problem with answer in hand to make sure it fits!
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whpalmer4Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
I like the male/female breakdown in your answer better, though :)
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