We know that after the geese finished flying away, 28 geese remained on the pond.
Let g represent the total number of geese.
We can create an equation that looks like this:
Therefore, there were 280 geese in the original flock.
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To make a shade of orange paint that you like, you must mix 2/3 of a bottle of red paint with each 4/5 of a bottle of yellow paint that you use. You need 88 bottles of this orange paint. How many bottles of red paint will you need and how many bottles of yellow paint will you need? (All bottles are the same size.)
A Paint Problem
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First, establish how much paint you get from your mixture:
So each combination yields 2 full bottles of orange paint, with 7/15 of a bottle extra.
Since we need 88 bottles of orange paint,
Therefore, we need 60 batches of paint.
Multiplying through by 60 shows us that we will need
40 bottles of Red paint and 48 bottles of Yellow paint to yield 88 bottles of Orange paint
A flock of geese on a pond were being observed continuously. At 1:00 P.M., 1/5 of the geese flew away. At 2:00 P.M., 1/8 of the geese that remained flew away. At 3:00 P.M., 3 times as many geese as had flown away at 1:00 P.M. flew away, leaving 28 geese on the pond. At no other time did any geese arrive or fly away. How many geese were in the original flock?
A Geese Problem