Please help!! Math

posted by .

Solve the following problem using a method of your choice. A store clerk who is taking inventory in a toy store of bicycles and tricycles in a certain way. He commented that there are 50 wheels and 40 pedals. How many bicycles and how many tricycles did he have?

  • Please help!! Math -

    This is probably an exercise on system of equations. However, this can be solved mentally.
    40 pedals => 20 pedaling vehicles.
    If all bicycles, there are 40 wheels, so we are 10 wheels short. Change 10 bicycles for 10 tricycles will solve that.
    So there are 10 bicycles and 10 tricycles.

    Check: 20 wheels for 10 bicyles and 30 wheels for 10 tricycles make 50 wheels.

Respond to this Question

First Name
School Subject
Your Answer

Similar Questions

  1. 6th grade

    Say you are at a bike shop. They sell tricycles, bicycles and unicycles. If there is a total of 150 wheels and 70 seats. If there are twice as many bicycles as tricycles how many of each type of bike do you have?
  2. Word Problem

    In last Saturdays parade Tom counted a total of 76 bicycles and tricycles, for a total of 227 wheels. How many tricycles were in the parade?
  3. Ms Sue help word problem

    In last Saturdays parade Tom counted a total of 76 bicycles and tricycles, for a total of 227 wheels. How many tricycles were in the parade?
  4. Math

    Solve the following problem. The owner of a toy store is taking inventory of bicycles and tricycles in an unusual way. He said he counted 50 wheels and 40 pedals.How many bicycles and how many tricycles did he have?
  5. math

    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
  6. business math

    A toy store has a beginning inventory of eight sets of paints at a cost of $1.25 each. During the year, the toy store purchased three at $1.50, five at $2, six at $2.50, and ten at $3. By the end of the year, 21 sets were sold.
  7. Math 8R - Help!

    Sara went to the park and saw that there were a total of 15 bicycles and tricycles. If the total number of wheels was 39, how many tricycles were there?
  8. Math 8R - Help!

    Sara went to the park and saw that there were a total of 15 bicycles and tricycles. If the total number of wheels was 39, how many tricycles were there?
  9. math

    a toy car store is ordering 3,000 remote control cars.the store can order the cars in sets of 10.how many sets of 10 does the store need to order?
  10. hurestics

    There are 74 tricycles and bicycles in a shop. There are 87 more wheels on the tricycles than on the bicycles. How many bicycles are there?

More Similar Questions