Math

posted by Madeline

Bill weighs 150 lbs. He wants to gain 2 lbs per week for football season. Jamal runs track. He wants to lose weight so he can run faster. Jamal weighs 195 lbs and wants to lose 1 lb per week. How many weeks will it take before both of them are the same weight?

A.15***
B.45
C.115
D.345

I am confused But Believe "A" is the answer

  1. Madeline

    I figured it out!

  2. maya

    you want to create 2 equations and set them equal.

    150+2w=195-1w

    isolate variable

    150+2w=195-1w
    -150 +1w
    3w= 45

    divide both sides by 3

    3w/3=45/3

    the 3's on the left cancel out, and the one on the right simplifies to 15

    w=15

    (you are correct)

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