A community for students.
Here's the question you clicked on:
 0 viewing
anonymous
 one year ago
A group of adults and students went on a class trip to Washington, DC. The number of male students was 1 more than 7 times the number of adults. The number of female students was half the number of male students. If the total number of people who went on the trip is 82, find the numbers of male students and female students.
anonymous
 one year ago
A group of adults and students went on a class trip to Washington, DC. The number of male students was 1 more than 7 times the number of adults. The number of female students was half the number of male students. If the total number of people who went on the trip is 82, find the numbers of male students and female students.

This Question is Closed

CoconutJJ
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Let the Number of Adults = X Represent the number of male students in terms of x

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0i dont understand @CoconutJJ

CoconutJJ
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1"number of male students was 1 more than 7 times the number of adults"  How would you write this a expression.

CoconutJJ
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1"The number of female students was half the number of male students."  Now we have an expression for the number of male students, do the samething for female

CoconutJJ
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1"If the total number of people who went on the trip is 82" We know the number of adults which is X and also have expressions for male and female... so what do we do now ?

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0this is where i am stuck, do i add them both together and them set it equal to 82? i get stuck here

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0would the equation look like this: 7x+1+7x+1/2=82

CoconutJJ
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Where did the Adults go?

CoconutJJ
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1yes, but they're not aliens... they're human.. better add them to the equation

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0haahaha i don't know where to put the x though

CoconutJJ
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Can you solve for x given the other side is 82

CoconutJJ
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1dw:1435958089976:dw

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0ok lemme try solving that i don't think idid it right, i got 7

CoconutJJ
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1There are 7 adults, however they ask the number of male and female students. We already have the 2 equations

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0so i plug 7 into each individual equation?

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0ohh ok ok gotcha. thank you so much!!!!!!!

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0so the number of male students is 50, and female is 25

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0but that doesn't add up to 82, where did i go wrong here

CoconutJJ
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1You're treating adults as aliens again...

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0oohhh ok ok thank you!!! ....again ahaha
Ask your own question
Sign UpFind more explanations on OpenStudy
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
 Engagement 19 Mad Hatter
 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.