Posted by Nessa on Friday, August 31, 2007 at 2:04pm.
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?
PLEASE HELP ME OUT!! IT WOULD MEAN A LOT!

math  manny, Friday, August 31, 2007 at 2:08pm
set up variables for everything> use only one variable (that's all that's needed!)

math  manny, Friday, August 31, 2007 at 2:10pm
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.

math  manny, Friday, August 31, 2007 at 2:12pm
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

math  manny, Friday, August 31, 2007 at 2:14pm
The money she made from the corn was $8 more than she made from the other three kinds of vegetables COMBINED.
____________________________________
corn> 8 + x + x + 4x
= 6x + 8

math  manny, Friday, August 31, 2007 at 2:17pm
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

math  manny, Friday, August 31, 2007 at 2:20pm
Extra; What percent of the total sales did each kind of vegetable represent?
_____________________________________
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

math  manny, Friday, August 31, 2007 at 2:20pm
Hope this helped!!!!!
Manny

math  Nessa, Friday, August 31, 2007 at 2:40pm
THANK YOU MANNYYY. <33

math  ~~Lily~~, Friday, August 31, 2007 at 4:37pm
Huh? You don't know da person and you're writing: <33333 LOL.
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