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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_Love
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Females—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

whpalmer4
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1@Bri_Love were you doing a different problem as an example?

whpalmer4
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Problem statement says that there are a total of 80 employees, not 110.

Bri_Love
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Nope that should be the answer.

whpalmer4
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1No. 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

Bri_Love
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0ohhhh yeah i messed up @whpalmer4 your right is 60

whpalmer4
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Always good to reread the problem with answer in hand to make sure it fits!

whpalmer4
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1I like the male/female breakdown in your answer better, though :)
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