Posted by **marcus** on Friday, June 1, 2012 at 3:57pm.

Levinson’s Hardware has a number of bikes and tricycles for sale. There are 27 seats and 60 wheels all told. Determine how many bikes and tricycles there are in the store

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**MathMate**, Friday, June 1, 2012 at 4:12pm
If there were 27 bikes, then there are 6 wheels left over. So there must be 6 tricycles and 27-6=21 bicycles.

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**marcus**, Friday, June 1, 2012 at 4:29pm
what do you mean there are 6 wheels left over?

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**MathMate**, Friday, June 1, 2012 at 5:11pm
*If* there were only 27 bikes,

2*27=54

then there will be 6 wheels left.

Change each extra wheel together with a bike for a tricycle, you will get 6 tricycles and 21 bikes.

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**marcus**, Friday, June 1, 2012 at 5:22pm
thanks i really appreciate it

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**MathMate**, Friday, June 1, 2012 at 8:07pm
You're welcome!

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