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ProblemA total of f men went on a fishing trip. Each of the r boats that were used to carry the fishermen could accommodate a maximum number of m passengers. If one boat had 5 open spots and the remaining boats were filled to capacity, which of the following expresses the relationship among f , r, and m? F. rm+5=f G. rm−5=f H. r+m+5=f J. rf = m + 5 K. rf = m − 5 Answer:The correct answer is G.
If each of the r boats that were used to carry the fishermen could accommodate a maximum number of m passengers, the total capacity of fisherman is rm. Since only one boat had 5 open spots and the remaining boats were filled to capacity, the number of fishermen was 5 less than the total capacity, or rm − 5. Thus f =rm−5.
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6/13/2017 12:01:33 am
This is a very simple solution, compared to the very complicated problem. The problem was over analyzing the given equations. We should only determine the answer being asked in the question. We shouldn't think about the other variables stated in the problem. I'll surely make use of this valuable lesson in the future.
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