Posted by **Robert** on Saturday, April 14, 2007 at 7:51pm.

Hi, I really need help on this question, I'm stuck.

Lake View Middle School is having elections for Class President. Shawn has received a certain amount of votes. April has 6 more votes than Shawn, and David has 6 times as many votes as April. Michael received 1/2 the amount of votes as David.

-Write an algebraic expression that represents the amount of votes each person has received.

-If a total of 280 people voted, how many votes did each person receive and who would win the election?

-If a total of 566 people voted, how many votes did each person receive and who would win the election?

Start with Shawn votes as S.

Then april votes= S+6,

and so on.

Please, correct me if I'm wrong:

David has 6 times as many votes as April:

6(S+6)

Is that right?

Michael received 1/2 the amount of votes as David:

I really don't understand how to do this one....

Ok on david.

Michael =1/2 david or 1/2*6(S+6)

-If a total of 280 people voted, how many votes did each person receive and who would win the election?

Is this right?

Shawn= s=280

April= s+6=280

-6=6

s=274

David= 6(s+6)=280

6s+36=280

-36=36

6s=244

s=40.6

Michael= 1/2*6(s+6)=280

3(s+6)=280

3s+18=280

-18= 18

3s= 262

s=87.3

Is this right? I'm really confused..

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