math same question as before with new questions to
posted by Brandon on .
The local fish market is having a sale on whole fish. the prices are as follows:
You can buy an albacore and a barracuda for$21
You can buy a barracuda and a carp for $24
You can buy a carp and a dogfish for $32
You can buy a dogfish and an eel for $37
You can buy an eel and flounder for $31
You can buy a flounder and a gar for $25
You can buy gar and an albacore for $26
Determine the cost of each individual fish
i understand that
my question is what variable goes where the ? is. i think its b but i'm not sure
Many of your equations are wrong.
B = 21 - A
C = 24 -(21 -A) = 3 + A
D = 32 - (3 + A) = 29 - A
E = 37 - (29 - A) = 8 + A
F = 31 - (8 + A) = 23 - A
G = 25 - (23 - A) = 2 + A
G + A = 26
The last two equations can be solved for A, which is 12
i still don't understand how you got 12, but thank you for your help!
Combining the last two equations gives you
G + A = (2 + A) + A = 26
2A = 24
Do you see it now?
oh! thanks i get it now