form 4 Math
Kelvin has $P and Jacqueline has twice as much. Kelvin spends $50 a day while Jacqueline spends $80 and pays on extra $10 to Kelvin a day.
(a) Find the total amou of money they have after x days.
(b) If after x days, Kelvin has $300 more than twice the amount of Jacqueline, find a relation connecting P and x.
(c) If Kelvin has $7000 at the beginning, find the value of x so that Kelvin has twice the amount of jacqueline.
- wyLv 71 decade agoBest Answer
Amount of Kelvin at the beginning = P
Amount of Jacq at the beginning = 2P
After 1 day, Kelvin amount = P - 50 +10 = P + 40.
Jacq. amount = 2P - 80 - 10 = 2P - 90.
After x days, Kelvin amount = P -50x + 10x = P -40x.
Jacq. amount = 2P - 80x - 10x = 2P - 90x.
(a) Total amount after x days = P - 40x + 2P - 90x = 3P - 130x.
(b) (P - 40x) - 2(2P - 90x) = 300
P - 40x - 4P + 180x - 300 = 0
140x - 3P - 300 = 0.
(c) (P - 40x) = 2(2P - 90x).
P - 40x = 4P - 180x
3P = 140x
x = 3P/140.
Now P = 7000, therefore, x = 3 x 7000/140 = 150 days.
2008-07-31 11:12:39 補充：
Correction: Line 3 should be P - 40.