Algebra 1

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0133500403
ISBN 13: 978-0-13350-040-0

Chapter 1 - Foundations for Algebra - 1-8 An Introduction to Equations - Practice and Problem-Solving Exercises: 52

Answer

About 209 people per bench.

Work Step by Step

Let p be the number of people per bench. $6p=1254$ Use mental math to estimate 200 people per bench. Create a table to find the solution for p. $\underline p\ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \underline{6p}$ $200\ \ \ \ 1200$ $201\ \ \ \ 1206$ $202\ \ \ \ 1212$ $203\ \ \ \ 1218$ $204\ \ \ \ 1224$ $205\ \ \ \ 1230$ $206\ \ \ \ 1236$ $207\ \ \ \ 1242$ $208\ \ \ \ 1248$ $209\ \ \ \ 1254\longrightarrow$ 209 is the solution
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