Terri C.

# Trillions generated

In a certain year, solar and wind energy gerneration totaled 1018 trillion BTU's.  Wind generated 55 trillion times that generated bysolar energy.  How much was generated by each source?

Solar energy generated _____trillion BTU's
Wind generated ____trillion BTU's

Mark M.

Is "15 trillion times" correct?
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08/01/16

Terri C.

no 15 is incorrect.  There are two different answers.
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08/01/16

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Neal D. answered • 08/01/16

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Terri C.

This answer was incorrect.  I revised it with different numbers.  Can you solve now?
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08/02/16

Neal D.

x = BTU's generated by solar

55 trillion times x = BTU's generated by wind

Together they produced 1018 trillion BTU's

55 trillion x + x = 1018 trillion
55, 000, 000 ,000, 001x = 1, 018,000, 000, 000, 000

x = 1,018 trillion / 55, 000, 000, 000, 001

x = 18.51 BTU's generated by solar

1,017, 999, 999, 999, 981.49 BTU's generated by Wind
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08/02/16

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