A farmer shared 469 tomatoes among three workers, Peter, Gem and Tom. Gem received 16 more than Peter. Tom received 3 times as many as peter. Calculate the numbers of tomatoes Peter received.
Hi again Shelcia;
I love these questions! They are so much fun!
Let's substitute as we want to begin with one variable, not three...
Let's combine like terms...
Let' subtract 16 from both sides...
At this point, I would like to divide both sides by 5. However, 453 cannot be evenly divided by this number. The farmer did not give anyone a partial tomato. I must assume that there is a typographical error. Perhaps this is 450+16=466?
Let's check our work...
Please let me know if there is a typographical error. I can only speculate on what happened.
Your instructor had the word problem recorded in his/her notes, then reproduced it on the marker-board. You recorded it in your notes and then reproduced it herein. It is a long way to go, and did not quite make it.