Posted by **Rosalia** on Monday, April 6, 2009 at 6:58am.

word problem:

Q1.there were 60 birds at three treesin some moment 6 birds flew away from the first tree,8 birds flew away from the second tree, and 4 birds flew away from the third tre. then there were same number of birds at each of the three trees. How many birds were there at the second tree at the begning?

(a)24 (b)22 (c) 21 (d)20

thanks,

Rosalia

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**Reiny**, Monday, April 6, 2009 at 8:39am
T1: x

T2: y

T3: 60-x-y

after fly-away:

T1: x-6

T2: y-8

T3: 60-x-y - 4

so now x-6 = y-4 or y = x+2

and x-6 = 60-x-y - 4

2x + y = 62

sub in y=x+2

2x + (x+2) = 62

x = 20

then y=22

so T1 = 20

T2 = 22

T3 = 60-20-22 = 18

(nice little morning work-out)

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**Reiny**, Monday, April 6, 2009 at 8:47am
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<< so now x-6 = y-4 or y = x+2 >>

should of course say

so now x-6 = y-8 or y = x+2

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