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Be sure to distinguish the number of each denomination of coin from the value of each denomination as shown in Example 1.
The rate upstream is the sum of the rates of the water and the boat. The rate with the wind is the sum of the rates of the wind and the plane. What is the rate downstream or against the wind? See Examples 2 and 3.
Write the given data points as ordered pairs and then graph the lines using those data points. Look for the solution at the point of intersection as shown in Example 4.
Remember, the older person has the smaller birth-year number. See Example 5.
See Examples 6-7. For these problems, read the given table to find the requested information.
You will be setting up two equations; the first if for the quantities of the entire mixture, and the second is for the part that is of concern. For example, in Problem 19 it is silver, in Problem 20 it is alcohol, and in Problem 21, it is butterfat. See Examples 8-10.
To practice problem-solving you need to practice a technique, not copy the thinking process shown in the book or by another person. Think about the main idea to write down the first step, and then let the equation evolve until have a single equation with a single unknown. Solve this equation, and then use the information to answer the question that is asked.