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ammarm

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Jan 18, 2009
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The question is as follows:
High gloss paint costs $15 more per gallon than Flat finish paint. If the cost of one can of each is 250% of the cost of a gallon of Flat finish paint, how much is the cost of a gallon of Flat finish paint?

The eqns i was able to come up with:
H= high gloss paint cost
F= finish gloss paint cost

H=15+F
250/100F
But there is also an eqn in the soln at the back: F+F+15=250/100F
I dont understand how they found this last relationship? I would appreciate some feedback. thanks
 
May 7, 2011
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The question is as follows:
High gloss paint costs $15 more per gallon than Flat finish paint. If the cost of one can of each is 250% of the cost of a gallon of Flat finish paint, how much is the cost of a gallon of Flat finish paint?

The eqns i was able to come up with:
H= high gloss paint cost
F= finish gloss paint cost

H=15+F
250/100F
But there is also an eqn in the soln at the back: F+F+15=250/100F
I dont understand how they found this last relationship? I would appreciate some feedback. thanks

You have to set up you problem in 2 equations.

1. H= F + 15

2. H + F = 250%/100F


3. Use equation 1 and distribute in equation 2. ,


So now you have (F +15) + F = 250/100F
 
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