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 January 20th, 2014, 12:55 PM #1 Newbie   Joined: Jan 2014 Posts: 6 Thanks: 0 help required with word problem linear equation sol required. The Red cross wants to airlift supplies into a south american country which has experienced an earth quake.Four types of supplies each of which would be shipped in containers are being considered.One container of a particular item weighs 120,300,250 and 500 pounds respectively for four items. if the airplane to be used has a weight capacity of 60.000 pounds and xj equals the number of containers shipped into item j. a] Determine the equation which ensures that the plane will be loaded to its weight capacity. b] if it is decided to devote this plane to one supply item only, how many containers could be shipped of each item?
 January 20th, 2014, 01:32 PM #2 Global Moderator   Joined: May 2007 Posts: 6,835 Thanks: 733 Re: help required with word problem linear equation 120i + 300j + 250m + 500n = 60000. a) i,j,m,n are the numbers for each item. b) divide 60000 by the weight for the item and drop fraction.
 January 20th, 2014, 10:25 PM #3 Newbie   Joined: Jan 2014 Posts: 6 Thanks: 0 Re: help required with word problem linear equation what do you mean by the [b] part kindly elaborate...thanks
 January 21st, 2014, 10:44 AM #4 Newbie   Joined: Jan 2014 Posts: 6 Thanks: 0 Re: help required with word problem linear equation Got it Thanks for help .

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