A community for students.

Here's the question you clicked on:

55 members online
  • 0 replying
  • 0 viewing

anonymous

  • one year ago

Rachel can make 3 bracelets in an hour. Oliver can make only 2 bracelets in an hour, but he already has completed 5 bracelets. Explain to Rachel how she can use a system of equations to determine when she will have the same number of bracelets as oliver.

  • This Question is Closed
  1. anonymous
    • one year ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 0

    I'm extremly bad at setting up systems of equations. Please help. :(

  2. aaronq
    • one year ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 1

    So you have two rates, rachel's rate = 3x (x is the number of hours passed) oliver's rate = 2x but oliver already started with 5 so rachel's rate = oliver's rate +5 \(\sf 3x = 2x + 5\)

  3. Hero
    • one year ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 1

    That's not a system of equations. For a system of equations, you need at least 2 equations in two variables. The correct setup would be something like y = 3x y = 2x + 5 as the initial setup.

  4. anonymous
    • one year ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 0

    @Hero That's what i thought. I was a bit confused as to why there was only one equation. But thanks

  5. Hero
    • one year ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 1

    You're welcome.

  6. aaronq
    • one year ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 1

    whoops

  7. Not the answer you are looking for?
    Search for more explanations.

    • Attachments:

Ask your own question

Sign Up
Find more explanations on OpenStudy
Privacy Policy

Your question is ready. Sign up for free to start getting answers.

spraguer (Moderator)
5 → View Detailed Profile

is replying to Can someone tell me what button the professor is hitting...

23

  • Teamwork 19 Teammate
  • Problem Solving 19 Hero
  • You have blocked this person.
  • ✔ You're a fan Checking fan status...

Thanks for being so helpful in mathematics. If you are getting quality help, make sure you spread the word about OpenStudy.

This is the testimonial you wrote.
You haven't written a testimonial for Owlfred.