anonymous
  • anonymous
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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anonymous
  • anonymous
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
whpalmer4
  • whpalmer4
@Bri_Love were you doing a different problem as an example?
whpalmer4
  • whpalmer4
Problem statement says that there are a total of 80 employees, not 110.

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anonymous
  • anonymous
Nope that should be the answer.
anonymous
  • anonymous
Its 20
whpalmer4
  • whpalmer4
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 = 80-F = 80 - 20 = 60
anonymous
  • anonymous
ohhhh yeah i messed up @whpalmer4 your right is 60
whpalmer4
  • whpalmer4
Always good to reread the problem with answer in hand to make sure it fits!
whpalmer4
  • whpalmer4
I like the male/female breakdown in your answer better, though :-)

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