Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, June 11, 2011 at 3:34am.
“Charlie would like to pack one less outfit than Jane for their trip. Loretta would like to bring five outfits less than twice what Jane packs. Due to space in the suitcase, they are limited to a total of 24 outfits. How many outfits can they each pack?”

“Charlie would like to pack one less outfit than J  Jai, Saturday, June 11, 2011 at 3:47am
*reposted*
first, we represent the unknowns using variables.
let x = outfits that Jane packed
let x1 = outfits that Charlie packed
let 2x5 = outfits that Loretta packed
since "limited to a total of 24 outfits", it means that the maximum number of outfits is 24:
x + (x1) + (2x5) <= 24
note: <= means less than or equal to
solving,
4x  6 <= 24
4x <= 30
x <= 7.5
but since outfits cannot be a decimal/fraction, we take
x = 7 (the max number of outfit that Jane can pack)
and thus,
x1 = 6 (max number of outfit that Charlie can pack)
2x5 = 9 (max number of outfit that Loretta can pack)
hope this helps~ :)
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