Algebra 2 (1st Edition)

Published by McDougal Littell
ISBN 10: 0618595414
ISBN 13: 978-0-61859-541-9

Chapter 2 Linear Equations and Functions - 2.4 Write Equations of Lines - 2.4 Exercises - Problem Solving - Page 103: 52


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The whole garden is $16\cdot25=400$ square feet. If we have $x$ tomato plants and $y$ pepper plants, then our equation for the occupied area is: $8x+5y=400$. Thus if $x=15$, then $8\cdot15+5y=400\\120+5y=400\\5y=280\\y=56$
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