Appleton’s population is 400 greater than Berryville’s population. If Berryville’s population were reduced by 900 people, then Appleton’s population would be 3 times as large as Berryville’s population. What is Berryville’s current population?
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let the current population of berryville be x and that of appleton be y
so y=400+x 1st equation
y=3(x-300) 2nd equation
hope this helps :)
nw u jst have to solve equation 1 and 2 to get the values of x and y.
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it says it's 400 greater not 3 times greater
400+x = y and y=3(x-300) these two r different things i'll elaborate
according to the statement -Appleton’s population is 400 greater than Berryville’s population---- we took Appleton's population as y and berryville's popu. as x and made the equation :- y=400+x
according to the statement- If Berryville’s population were reduced by 900 people, then Appleton’s population would be 3 times as large as Berryville’s population-------we made the second equation :- y=3(x-300)
nw u hav to equate these two equations to get the answer
yea that's what im saying don't they have to equal each other in order to make it 400+x=3(x-300)
Did every one else get 1550 for Berryville’s population?