Juan is buying flowers for his mother. He has $18$18 to spend and sees that roses are $3$3 each and carnations are $1.50$1.50 each. He wants to buy 33 times as many carnations as roses and spend all of his money on flowers. Find a system of equations that models this situation. Is there a viable solution that meets Juan’s conditions?

Guest May 15, 2023

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R==Roses, C ==Carnations

C / R==3/1.....................(1)

3R + 1.5C==18..............(2), solve for C, R

C==36/5 and R==12/5 [You cannot have fraction of a flower! Therefore I cannot see a viable solution if he wants to spend all his money on flowers and have 3 times as many carnations as roses]

Guest May 15, 2023