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Here's an algebra question I need help on. I just need someone to explain how to get started...you don't have to solve it for me. I just don't know how to get the answer!

Greta has a vegetable garden. She sells her extra produce at the local Farmer's Market. One Saturday, she sold \$200 worth of vegetables - peppers, squash, tomatoes, and corn.

- Greta received the same amount of money for the peppers as she did for the squash.

- The tomatoes brought in twice as much as the peppers and squash TOGETHER.

- The money she made from the corn was \$8 more than she made from the other three kinds of vegetables COMBINED.

Question; how much did Greta receive for EACH KIND OF VEGETABLE?

Extra; What percent of the total sales did each kind of vegetable represent?

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set up variables for everything---> use only one variable (that's all that's needed!)

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For example...

use a variable, lets say "x"

x--> money received for something

squash--> money received---> x
peppers-> " " ---> x

The money received is the same for both, hence they both can be represented by x.

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The tomatoes brought in twice as much as the peppers and squash TOGETHER.
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Translating the words into algebraic terms....

for tomatoes---> 2(x+x) = 2(2x) = 4x

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The money she made from the corn was \$8 more than she made from the other three kinds of vegetables COMBINED.

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corn---> 8 + x + x + 4x
= 6x + 8

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she sold \$200 worth of vegetables - peppers, squash, tomatoes, and corn.

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x + x + 4x + 6x + 8 = 200

solve for x---->then you have the money received from the squash or the peppers

4x----> money received due to tomatoes

6x + 8----> money received for corn

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Extra; What percent of the total sales did each kind of vegetable represent?
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one you get the money received due to each of the items then.....

percent of total sales = money received due to a veggie / 200

P.S. 200 is the denominator and represent that total money received

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Hope this helped!!!!!

Manny

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THANK YOU MANNYYY. <33

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Huh? You don't know da person and you're writing: <33333 LOL.

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