Posted by **Theresa** on Wednesday, January 25, 2012 at 9:52pm.

Ms. Ervine has a basket of grapes.

If she gives 6 grapes to each of her students, she will have 2 grapes left.

If she gives 7 grapes to each of her students, she will have to buy 11 more grapes.

A) How many students does Ms. Ervine have?

B) How many grapes are in the basket?

- Math -
**Reiny**, Wednesday, January 25, 2012 at 11:06pm
number of students : n

number of grapes : x

6n + 2 = x

7n - 11 = x

7n - 11 = 6n + 2

n = 13

x = 6(13)+2 = 80

she has 13 students and 80 grapes

check:

6 grapes: 6(13) = 78 , she has 2 left over

7 grapes: 7(13) = 91 , she is 11 short

YEAH!!!

## Answer This Question

## Related Questions

- Physics - A bunch of grapes is placed in a spring scale at a supermarket. The ...
- math - Alyssa bought a 7kg bag of grapes she ate 650g of them how may grams of ...
- Math - 2/3 of my basket is full of grapes..the grapes weigh 3/4 of a pound... ...
- math - Stella brought 3/8 of a pound of grapes and ate 1/3 of the grapes.How ...
- math - A jara has 25 green grapes and 75 purple grapes. what is the probability ...
- math - anni bought 4 bags of grapes. each bag has 19 grapes how many are in all...
- Math - How do i write an akgebaric expression? Carrisa divided 40 grapes equally...
- algebra (word problem) - you are in charge of bringing snacks to a picnic. you ...
- math - Fresh Grapes contain 80 percent water by weight and 20 percent juice, ...
- Math - 10.Mr.Cartwright bought 2 7/8 pounds of grapes for his lunches. If he ...

More Related Questions