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Helen Thomas
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When Sarah received 10x coins, she then had 5y + 1 times as many coins as he had originally. In terms of x and y, how many coins did Sarah have originally?


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Maulin Vasavada
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Hi Helen,

Is it supposed to be hard?

is not it simple as,
C + 10x = (5y+1)C
=> C = 2x/y?

Where C is the num of coins Sarah had originally?

Thanks
Maulin
Helen Thomas
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Now that you laid it out neatly it doesn't look hard, does it ?
Thank you.

Question: Does 8x = 16 + 2x?
(1) -3x is greater than or equal to -9
(2) 2x is greater than or equal to 6

Which statement, if any or both is necessary to answer the question ?

II. similarly

If 4 students were added to a dance class, would the teacher be able to put her students evenly into a dance team(s) of 8?
(1) If 12 students were added, the teacher could put everyone in teams of 8 without any leftovers.
(2) The number of students in the class is currently not divisible by 8.

III.

The city council is creating an exploratory group for creating a new park. The city council consists of 20 representatives, 10 Republicans and 10 Democrats. The exploratory group will consist of 3 Republicans and 3 Democrats. How many different combinations are possible of city council members to make up the exploratory group?
[ September 15, 2004: Message edited by: Helen Thomas ]
Arjun Shastry
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Originally posted by Helen Thomas:

III.
The city council is creating an exploratory group for creating a new park. The city council consists of 20 representatives, 10 Republicans and 10 Democrats. The exploratory group will consist of 3 Republicans and 3 Democrats. How many different combinations are possible of city council members to make up the exploratory group?
[ September 15, 2004: Message edited by: Helen Thomas ]

3 Rpublicans can be selected in 10C3 ways.
3 Democrats too can be selected in 10C3 ways.
Total numbers of combinations: 10C3 * 10C3 = (10*9*8/3*2*1)* (10*9*8/3*2*1)
= 14400
Now Mr. X is Republican and Mr Y is Democrat.and Mr X and Y are rivals.There are 6 chairs.How many arrangements are possible such that Mr. X and Mr Y are NEVER sitted adjacent?(X and Y are included in exploratory group )
[ September 16, 2004: Message edited by: Arjun Shastry ]

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