# word problem!!!!!!!

posted by
**jason**
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three people decide to share the cost of a yacht. by bringing in an additional partner, they can reduce the cost for each by $4000. what is the total cost of the yacht?

$16,000

okay how did you get that.

easy i multiplied 4,000 multiplied by 4

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it says that the cost for each person is REDUCED by 4000 though. no that it IS 4000.

what did they originoaly have to pay

it doesn't say.

how can you answer that i can see that as a big problem.when is it due.if it is not due tommorow ask your teacher.if not write what i said it there might be an eror.if not just write your best gues so you don't get in trouble.

how can you answer that i can see that as a big problem.when is it due.if it is not due tommorow ask your teacher.if not write what i ssid there might be an eror.if not just write your best gues so you don't get in trouble.

how can you answer that i can see that as a big problem.when is it due.if it is not due tommorow ask your teacher.if not write what i ssid there might be an eror.if not just write your best gues so you don't get in trouble.

its due tomorrow.

Let P be the price of the yacht. If 3 people decide to buy it then each owes P/3

Suppose now that a 4th person is entered into the purchase. Then

P/4 = P/3 - 4000 or P/3 - P/4 = 4000 so P/12 = 4,000. I'll let you figure P.

The original share would've been 16,000 and the share for four people is 12,000.

THANKS!!!!

glad you got it figured out

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