Posted by Carolyn on .
Continental Motors manufactures taxis and airport limousines at its two plants. Plant A produces 75 taxis and 6 limousines daily, while plant B produces 50 taxis and 2 limousines daily. To fulfill its contractual obligations for November, the company must manufacture 3,124 taxis and 206 limousines. How many days should the company operate each plant if it wants to exactly meet its contracts?
Is the equation: 75t + 6L = 3,125
50t + 2L = 206
I have to find the equation before I can start with my augmented matrix. Can anyone help?

Finite Math 
Damon,
Days operating plant A = x
Days operating plant B = y
75 x + 50 y = 3124
6 x + 2 y = 206 
Finite Math 
Carolyn,
Thank you so much!

augmented matrix 
Damon,
75 50 3124
6 2 206
1 2/3 41.65
1 1/3 34.33 subtract for new row 2
1 2/3 41.65
0 1/3 7.32 double row 2 and subtract for new row one
1 2/3 41.65
0 2/3 14.64
1 0 27.0
0 2/3 14.64 multiply row 2 by 3/2
1 0 27.0
0 1 22.0 
augmented matrix 
Carolyn,
I don't particularly like to work with fractions so I went about it this way and came up with the same answer:
75 50 3125 6R175R2 into R2
6 2 206
75 50 3125
0 150 3300 R2 divided by 150 into R2
75 50 3125
0 1 1100 R1  50R2 into R1
75 0 2025
0 1 22 R1  50R2 into R1
75 0 2025
0 1 22 R1 divided by 75 into R1
1 0 27
0 1 22
Thanks again!