Algebra

posted by Kate

A moving Company weighs 20 boxes you have packed that contain either books or clothes and says the total weight is 404 pounds. You know that a box of books weighs 40 pounds and a box of clothes weighs 7 pounds. Find how many boxes of books and how many boxes of clothes you packed.

  1. Reiny

    number of boxes of books ---> x
    number of boxes of clothing ---> 20-x

    solve
    40x + 7(20-x) = 404

Respond to this Question

First Name

Your Answer

Similar Questions

  1. pre-calculus honors

    Generate a function that models the situation. Consider the type of function described—it is not linear! A shipping company charges $4 for the first pound and $3 for each additional pound or part thereof. As you try to come up with …
  2. 7th grade

    you have 8 moving boxes that you can use to pack for college. each box holds 15 lbs of clothing or 60lbs of books. let c be the number of boxes that contain clothing. write a function that gives the total pounds T of the boxes in terms …
  3. math

    A shipment of boxes weighs 40 pounds. There are 8 boxes and each weighs the same number of pounds. How much does each box weigh?
  4. Math - Averages

    Six dogs have an average(arithmetic mean) weight of 55 pounds. If the heaviest dog weighs 100 pounds, the lightest dog weighs 5 pounds, and the second-lightest dog weighs 30 pounds, what is the average weight of the other 3 dogs in …
  5. math in distress

    If a textbook weighs 2 1/2 pounds and the notebook weighs 4 ounces. You bought 5 textbooks and and 5 notebooks what is the total weight in pounds?
  6. Maths

    Hamid has three boxes of fruit. Box a weighs 5/2kg more than box B and boxB weighs 41/4kg more than box C. The total weight of the boxes is195/4kg.Howmany kg does box a weighs.?
  7. math

    tiffany is sending a package that may not exceed pounds. the package contains books that weigh a total of 9 3/8 pounds. the other item to be sent weighs 3/5 the weight of the books. how much does the package weigh
  8. Math

    Anna weighs 54 pounds. Peter weighs x pounds. Write an expression for their combined weight.
  9. Math

    Jane has three boxes she needs to ship. Box X weighs kg more than Box Y and Box Z weighs kg more than Box Y. She measured the total weight of all the boxes and it was found to be kg. Which equation can be used to find the weight, w …
  10. Math

    Nine boxes contain cans of different weights. How could you redivide the cans so each box weighs the same?

More Similar Questions