Math
posted by Katie on .
Gerald can complete a math assignment in 2 hours and a physics assignment in 1 hour. If he has 8 hours to complete a set of assignments, how many math assignments can he complete if he decides to leave the science assignments for the next day? This situation is given by 2x + y = 8, where x is the number of completed math assignments and y is the number of completed science assignments. (x 0, y 0, x and y take only integer values)

How many math assignments can he complete if he decides to leave the science assignments for the next day?
You know:
x is the number of completed math assignments
y is the number of completed science assignments
AND
2x + y = 8
So, if "he decides to leave the science assignments for the next day" how many science assignments will he do?
Put that number in for y.
After that you solve for x. 
Gerald can complete a math assignment in 2 hours and a physics assignment in 1 hour. If he has 8 hours to complete a set of assignments, how many math assignments can he complete if he decides to leave the science assignments for the next day? This situation is given by 2x + y = 8, where x is the number of completed math assignments and y is the number of completed science assignments. (x 0, y 0, x and y take only integer values

Gerald can complete a math assignment in 2 hours and a physics assignment in 1 hour. If he has 8 hours to complete a set of assignments, how many math assignments can he complete if he decides to leave the science assignments for the next day? This situation is given by 2x + y = 8, where x is the number of completed math assignments and y is the number of completed science assignments. (x 0, y 0, x and y take only integer values