How Heavy is the Brick?
Date: 11/15/97 at 02:16:08 From: kylie malligan Subject: Brick The question is, "If a brick weighs a kilogram plus half a brick, how heavy is the brick?" I think that the brick weighs one and a half kilograms, but I'm not sure.
Date: 11/25/97 at 11:49:09 From: Doctor Allan Subject: Re: Brick Hi Kylie, You should try to make an equation out of this. What happens if you call the weight of the brick x? You should be able to get the following equation: x = 1 + (1/2)x Do you see why? You just need to find the value of x in order to answer your question. Hope this helps! -Doctor Allan, The Math Forum Check out our web site! http://mathforum.org/dr.math/
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