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# Question 174542This question is from textbook Algebra 2

: Hi. As of now I've been for almost two hours trying to solve the same problem, and I just can't. I
don't know if it's correct, or not, the thing is that i have pages after pages of work, and I just don't
While stranded on an island, the crew of a sailboat has access to only three sources of food, as
shown in the table below. One of the crew members designs a daily diet to supply each person with
120g of fat, 220g of carbohydrates, and 80g of proteins.
_______________ A______B_______C
Fat____________ 10 g____ 4g_____ 12 g
Carbohydrates___11 g___77 g_____0g
Protein_________4 g_____1 g_____16 g
A. Write a system of three equations in three variables to find the number of portions of each food
each person must have to meet the daily diet.
Ok, so this one I know it has to be:
10a+4b+12c=120
11a+77b+0c=220
4a+1b+16c=80
B. Use an augmented matrix to solve the system of equations from part (a). Round each answer to
the nearest tenth.
Here I just got lost. I watched some videos and did everything they did, and somehow i got
a=428/27, b=0, and c=-540/17. But then i tried to do everything by solve in the graphing calculator
and the answers were completely different
C. Suppose food C runs out. How would this change the number of portions of food required each
day?
Please, help. This question is from textbook Algebra 2
: Hi. As of now I've been for almost two hours trying to solve the same problem, and I just can't. I
don't know if it's correct, or not, the thing is that i have pages after pages of work, and I just don't
While stranded on an island, the crew of a sailboat has access to only three sources of food, as
shown in the table below. One of the crew members designs a daily diet to supply each person with
120g of fat, 220g of carbohydrates, and 80g of proteins.
_______________ A______B_______C
Fat____________ 10 g____ 4g_____ 12 g
Carbohydrates___11 g___77 g_____0g
Protein_________4 g_____1 g_____16 g
A. Write a system of three equations in three variables to find the number of portions of each food
each person must have to meet the daily diet.
Ok, so this one I know it has to be:
10a+4b+12c=120
11a+77b+0c=220
4a+1b+16c=80
B. Use an augmented matrix to solve the system of equations from part (a). Round each answer to
the nearest tenth.
Here I just got lost. I watched some videos and did everything they did, and somehow i got
a=428/27, b=0, and c=-540/17. But then i tried to do everything by solve in the graphing calculator
and the answers were completely different
C. Suppose food C runs out. How would this change the number of portions of food required each
day?
I have a feeling no one is helping you on this because we are all stumped by it too!! I'm retired,
and particularly bored today, so I thought I would give it a looksee! I would say first of all, for you
to go with your calculator solution!!

I haven't worked with matrices for a VERY long time, but, if your equations are correct and I
think they are correct, you need to convert from this system of equations to one in which you have
eliminated coefficients to leave 0s and 1s. You may have to try a few times and I must admit that I
didn't get the calculator answers the first time. This is what I did. First, reduce the equations to
smaller numbers:
10a + 4b + 12c = 120 (Divide by 2)
11a + 77b + 0c = 220 (Divide by 11)
4a + 1b + 16c = 80

5a + 2b + 6c = 60
a + 7b + 0c = 20 (Mult by -4 and add to eq #3)
4a + 1b + 16c = 80

5a + 2b + 6c = 60
a + 7b + 0c = 20 (Mult by -5 and add to eq #1)
0a - 27b + 16c = 0

5a + 2b + 6c = 60
0a - 33b + 6c = -40
0a - 27b + 16c = 0

Next, eliminate the b coefficients by multiplying Eq #2 times -27 and Eq #3 times 33 and add
together. (The first two equations remain the same!)
5a + 2b + 6c = 60
0a - 33b + 6c = -40
0a + 0b + 366c = 1080

## Next, divide the Eq #3 by 366:

5a + 2b + 6c = 60
0a - 33b + 6c = -40
0a + 0b + 1c = 1080/366

So, c= 1080/366 = 2.9508 approximately, which is the calculator value that I got. I'm sure you can
finish this now. By the way, my other calculator values were a=7.759 and b= 1.7486
approximately.

Good luck!!

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Question 174529This question is from textbook Algebra 2
: Hi. I have tried solving this, but I am not sure if it's right and would really appreciate your help.
A hardware store mixes paints in a ratio of two parts red to six parts yellow to make pumpkin
orange. A ratio of five parts red to three parts yellow makes red-pepper red. A gallon of pumpkin
orange sells for \$25, and a gallon of red-pepper red sells for \$28.
A. Write a system of equations to model the situation (for this one i wrote
2r+6y=25 and 5r+3y=28, but I dont know if it is correct)
B. Solve the system (I got r=31/8 and y=23/8)
C. Find the cost of 1qt of red paint and the cost of 1qt of yellow paint. Ok, this one I don't know.
I would really appreciate your help. THANKS!This question is from textbook Algebra 2
: Hi. I have tried solving this, but I am not sure if it's right and would really appreciate your help.
A hardware store mixes paints in a ratio of two parts red to six parts yellow to make pumpkin
orange. A ratio of five parts red to three parts yellow makes red-pepper red. A gallon of pumpkin
orange sells for \$25, and a gallon of red-pepper red sells for \$28.
A. Write a system of equations to model the situation (for this one i wrote
2r+6y=25 and 5r+3y=28, but I dont know if it is correct)
B. Solve the system (I got r=31/8 and y=23/8)
C. Find the cost of 1qt of red paint and the cost of 1qt of yellow paint. Ok, this one I don't know.
I would really appreciate your help. THANKS!

## Let = the cost per gallon of red paint

Let = the cost per gallon of yellow paint
Given is:
A hardware store mixes paints in a ratio of two parts red to six parts yellow to make pumpkin
orange.
Therefore, The gallons of red per gallon of punpkin orange is

gal

gal
The gallons of yellow per gallon of pumpkin orange is

gal

gal
Therefore,

(1)
Also given:
A ratio of five parts red to three parts yellow makes red-pepper red.
The gallons of red in a gallon of red-pepper red is

gal

gal
The gallons of yellow in a gallon of red-pepper red is

gal
Therefore,

(2)
(A)
Multiply both sides of (1) by
(1)
Multiply both sides of (2) by
(2)
(B)
Subtract (1) from (2)

## The cost per gallon of red paint is \$31

The cost per gallon of yellow paint is \$23
(C) There are 4 quarts in a gallon,so
red paint is

/qt
yellow paint is

/qt
Question 174521This question is from textbook Algebra 2
: Hi. I'm having a lot of trouble with this question. Suppose you invested \$5000 in three different
funds for one year. The funds paid simple interest of 8%, 10%, and 7%, respectively. The total
interest at the end of one year was \$405. You invested \$500 more at 10% than at 8%. How much did
you invest in the 10% fund?
The answer of the book is \$1500, but I really need to know how to get there and I would really
appreciate it your help. THANKS!This question is from textbook Algebra 2
: Hi. I'm having a lot of trouble with this question. Suppose you invested \$5000 in three different
funds for one year. The funds paid simple interest of 8%, 10%, and 7%, respectively. The total
interest at the end of one year was \$405. You invested \$500 more at 10% than at 8%. How much did
you invest in the 10% fund?
The answer of the book is \$1500, but I really need to know how to get there and I would really
appreciate it your help. THANKS

Let x = the amount invested at 10%, then x-500 = the amount invested at 8%, so that 2x-500 would
be the amount invested at 7%.
The sum of the three invested amounts (x)+(x-500)+(2x-500) is \$5,000.
Now let's look at the amounts of interest earned on these amounts:
is the amount earned at 10 %.
is the amount earned at 8%.
is the amount earned at 7%.
The sum of these three amounts is given as \$405.
So we can write the following equation in x.
Simplify and solve for x.

## Add 75 to both sides.

Divide both sides by 0.32

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