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# Tried but i cant do it

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https://vle.mathswatch.co.uk/images/questions/question15507.png

the circle p is 48

the circle s is 12,

what is inbetween p and s and inside the rectangle on the bottem left what is it?

Feb 29, 2020
edited by TacoBell  Feb 29, 2020

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Firstly see here:

https://web2.0calc.com/questions/hard-questions_1#r3 Feb 29, 2020
edited by Melody  Feb 29, 2020
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I am impressed with how you have presented your question.

A very nice improvement :)

Here is what you have so far 1) Let the overlap of the circles where they both grow be x.

2) In terms of x,   how many in total grow potatos ?

3) In terms of x, how many in total grow sugar beet?

4) Ths sugar beet number is 3 times the potato number. Form an equation for this.

5) Solve the equation to find x.

6) How many farmers are so far accounted for.

7) How many farmers to not grow either one.?

Now I know for a fact that you can answer at least some of these.

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Please no one else butt in unless I am not here AND Tacobell has responded properly.

Feb 29, 2020
edited by Melody  Feb 29, 2020
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ok thx im gonna try anwser those now

but as stupid as this sounds, what does 'in terms of x' mean i compleatly forgot and i cant remember what that means but quick question, is x=60

and by the power invested in me, someone may butt in to anwser this 'but as stupid as this sounds, what does 'in terms of x' mean i compleatly forgot and i cant remember what that means'

TacoBell  Mar 1, 2020
edited by TacoBell  Mar 1, 2020
edited by TacoBell  Mar 1, 2020
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Thanks for responding in a grown-up way Taco.

You do not know what x is straight away you have to find it.

You know that 48+x farms grow potatoes   (that is an expression in terms of x)

You know that 12+x farms grow beets

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You know that 3 times more farms grow potatoes then beets.

so

48+x=3(12+x)

Now you have to solve this

48+x=36+3x

minus x from both sides

48=36+2x

subtract 36 from both sides

12=2x

divide both sides by 2

x=6

check

potato farmers  48+6=54

beet farmers    12+6=18

18*3=54     that is great.

so x=6

So how many farms have been included so far?   Add them up.

There are 100 farms altogether so you can find the number of farms that do not grow either one.

Melody  Mar 1, 2020
edited by Melody  Mar 1, 2020
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omg thx for the help, i couldnt be able to do it without you :)

TacoBell  Mar 2, 2020
edited by TacoBell  Mar 2, 2020
edited by TacoBell  Mar 2, 2020
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Glad to help. I hope you are learning from me. :)

Melody  Mar 2, 2020