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Problem 1 Jonance has a number of double leg table and triple leg table for sales.

There are 27 table tops and 60 table legs all together. Determine how many double leg table and triple leg table are there. Answer: Step 1: Understand the problem Each double leg table has 2 table legs Each triple leg table has 3 table legs 1 double leg table = 1 table top 1 triple leg table = 1 table top There are 27 table top = no. of double leg table + no. of triple leg table

Step 2: Devise a plan Strategy 1 : Construct a table Strategy 2 : Draw a diagram

Step 3: Carry out the plan Strategy 1 : Construct a table No. of double leg table 15 16 17 21 12 11 10 6 (15 2)+(12 3)=66 (16 2)+(11 3)=65 (17 2)+(10 3)=64 (21 2)+(6 3) =60 No. of triple leg table No. of table legs

Therefore, the answer is 21 double leg table and 6 triple leg table.

Step 4: Looking backward Strategy 2: Draw a diagram First, draw the entire 27 table top. Then add a leg to each table top and when it reaches to the 27th table top, repeat back until there are 60 table legs. Note: each circle is a seat and each leg is a wheel.

The purple circle The red circle

is the bike. is the tricycle.

There are 21 diagrams of bikes and 6 diagrams of tricycles.