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# Hard word problem, please, how do i do it.how can i do future ones too?

Topic: What are the problem solving strategies
July 19, 2019 / By Ginger
Question: 40 people charter a boat at a cost of \$15 dollars each.They're told that for every additional person they can get to go, the price of each ticket will be reduced by 25 cents, provided the total doesn't exceed 60. The net income of the boat operator was 6.25...how many ppl took the boat ride?

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Denisa | 4 days ago
What I usually do when solving this type of problems is making some examples until I understand what is going on. So let's see what happens with 40, 41, 42, 43, 59, 60, 61 (to see why the boat operator limits the people at 60. #ppl . . . . . .\$ ticket . . . . . net income . . . . . .operation 40 . . . . . . . . 15 . . . . . . . . 600 . . . . . . . . . . 40*15 41 . . . . . . . . 15-.25 . . . . . 604.75 . . . . . . . . 41*14.75 42 . . . . . . . . 14.75-.25 . . . 609. . . . . . . . . . . 42*14.50 43 . . . . . . . . 14.50-.25 . . . .612.75 . . . . . . . . 43*14.25 44 can you write row 44? if you see the operation is the number of people in addition to the 40 original guys, multiplied by the price of the ticket that has the .25 discount per person. If you see this, you can build the next (general) row: #ppl . . . . . \$ ticket . . . net income . . . . . . operation 40+x . .. . . 15-.25x . . .(40+x)*(15-.25x) . . . (40+x)*(15-.25x) If you wonder why the net income and the operation columns are the same, it is because the question you are asked is about how to get the 625 dollars, and you are asked how (which refers to how many people, min 40 max 60). Try filling the next rows #ppl . . . . . .\$ ticket . . . .net income . . . . . . . . operation 59 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 604.75 60 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 600 61 I hope this helped you to set a strategy to solve this kind of problems. Now about the particular solution to the problem try reconstructing these rows: #ppl . . . . . . . \$ ticket . .. . . . . net income . . . . . operation 49 50 51
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Originally Answered: REALLY hard math word problem?
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Originally Answered: REALLY hard math word problem?
Your first sentence doesnt make sense b/c you have "sandwicheS and 1 drink is 7.50"... but i'll just assume you meant one sandwich... You have two unknowns and therefore need two equations: 1. S + D = 7.50 (where S = sandwiches and D = drinks) 2. 5S + 2D = 18 multiply equation 2 by -2 and add the equations: -2S - 2D = -15 5S + 2D = 18 ------------------ 3S = 3 S = \$3 Therefore, each sandwhich is \$3. For fun: 3 + D = 7.50 D = 4.50
Originally Answered: REALLY hard math word problem?
More like xs + 1d =7.50 5s + 2d = 18.00 Is the first sentence of your problem correct? You have 3 unknowns here x,s,d and just two equations. Not solvable.

Callidora
This problem could be solved only if you assume discount will apply from the 1st person instead of the 41st. C =n.(15-0.25n ) , where c is the cost and n is the number of the people 6.25=15n - 0.25n² n² - 60n + 25 =0 n = 30 ± 29.58 therefore 60 people will ride the boat.
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