Weight of Clown, Trapeze Artist
Date: 9/9/96 at 19:36:31 From: Anonymous Subject: Weight of Clown, Trapeze Artist I need to solve this problem using the 5 step plan: The clown weighs 60 lbs. more than the trapeze artist; the trapeze artist weighs 2/3 as much as the clown. How much does each weigh? I have figured out the answer. The clown weighs 180 lbs and the trapeze artist weighs 120 lbs. But I can't figure out how to make it into a problem.
Date: 9/12/96 at 18:26:36 From: Doctor Jodi Subject: Re: Weight of Clown, Trapeze Artist Hi there! You'd probably write it something like this: trapeze + 60 = clown trapeze = 2/3 * clown Then you would substitute like this: (2/3 * clown) + 60 = clown 1/3 clown = 60 clown = 180 and so forth. Does that make sense? Let us know if you need more help.... -Doctor Jodi, The Math Forum Check out our web site! http://mathforum.org/dr.math/
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