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Posted by **Nessa** on Friday, August 31, 2007 at 2:04pm.

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 recieved 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 recieve 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!

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**manny**, Friday, August 31, 2007 at 2:08pmset up variables for everything---> use only one variable (that's all thats needed!)

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**manny**, Friday, August 31, 2007 at 2:10pmFor example...

use a variable, lets say "x"

x--> money recieved for something

squash--> money recieved---> x

peppers-> " " ---> x

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

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**manny**, Friday, August 31, 2007 at 2:12pmThe 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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**manny**, Friday, August 31, 2007 at 2:14pmThe 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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**manny**, Friday, August 31, 2007 at 2:17pmshe 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 recieved from the squash or the peppers

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

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

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**manny**, Friday, August 31, 2007 at 2:20pmExtra; What percent of the total sales did each kind of vegetable represent?

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one you get the money recieved due to each of the items then.....

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

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

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**manny**, Friday, August 31, 2007 at 2:20pmHope this helped!!!!!

Manny

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**Nessa**, Friday, August 31, 2007 at 2:40pmTHANK YOU MANNYYY. <33

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