## ivandelgado 2 years ago 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

1. Bri_Love

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

2. whpalmer4

@Bri_Love were you doing a different problem as an example?

3. whpalmer4

Problem statement says that there are a total of 80 employees, not 110.

4. Bri_Love

Nope that should be the answer.

5. Bri_Love

Its 20

6. 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

7. Bri_Love

ohhhh yeah i messed up @whpalmer4 your right is 60

8. whpalmer4

Always good to reread the problem with answer in hand to make sure it fits!

9. whpalmer4