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Yukang

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  1. Ok, my bad about day 1 income being twice as big as day 2, you're right. The question asks for the minimum on day 1, so I guess I look for the minimum of the range of values? I never done this type of math before. Are you saying all 9 variables will have a range of values for solutions and the answer would be the minimum of A1 + B1 + C1? You helped a lot, thanks, but I still don't know what to do to reason through it 100%. There is only one answer right, because it asks for the minimum on day 1? I also have no idea how to find a range of solutions for 8 equations with 9 unknowns, although I know how to find solutions for 9 equations with 9 unknowns.
  2. Thanks, that looks about right. Looks like 8 equations with 9 unknowns after you throw away the C4 & C5 variables? Is 8 equations with 9 unknowns solvable? I thought you need 9 equations? This is assuming the 3 way equal equation can be arranged into 3 equations: I think the 3 way equal equations may be reversed in their coefficient though 4(A1 + B1 +C1) = 2(A2 + B2 + C2) 2(A2 + B2 + C2) = (A3 + B3 + C3) 4(A1 + B1 +C1) = (A3 + B3 + C3) How can you solve 8 equations with 9 unknowns? (A1, A2, A3, B1, B2, B3, C1, C2, C3) I know from guess and check A1 = 7, A2= 18, A3 = 0, B1 = 26, etc. (and the rest can be filled out), but isn't it strange there are only 8 equations?
  3. Hi, I came up with the answer $44 through guess and check. Because the earnings are $26 for C & B on day 1, that leaves $18 for A on day 1 and 25-18=7 $7 dollars on day 2 for A. You want the contributions from Company C to be as low as possible so, $14 from C & A 2 days from now means the contributions from Company C is at least 14-7=7 $7. When setting the contributions for Company C in every other day to 0 until day 4 or 5, you get a total of $44 on day 1. However, I have no idea how to solve the problem using step by step reasoning or even graphical analysis. The problem is actually mine, and I tried to make it as hard as possible while not involving big numbers or difficult formulas.
  4. Hi, I came up with a word problem that I know the answer to but I have no idea why the solution is what it is or how to reason through it. I posted this on another forum before, but I did not get the answer (explanation) I was looking for. Joe has investments in Company A, Company B, and Company C. Joe is fated to earn $25.00 from Company A within 2 days from now. Joe is fated to earn $45.00 from Company B within 3 days from now. Joe is fated to earn $100.00 from Company C within 5 days from now. Joe is fated to earn no more than $26.00 from Company C and Company B on day 1 (1 day from now). Joe is fated to earn at least $14.00 from Company A and Company C on day 2 (2 days from now). Joe has to earn twice the amount of money on the first day than the second day from Companies A, B, and C and twice the amount of money on the second day than the third day from Companies A, B, and C. This can be expressed algebraically as Joe earning x money on day 3 (3 days from now), 2x money on day 2 (2 days from now), and 4x money on day 1 (1 day from now). Joe can earn whatever amount of money (that satisfies the other conditions) from Companies A, B, and C on day 4 and day 5 (4 and 5 days from now). What is the lowest amount of money Joe can earn on day 1 (1 day from now) from Companies A, B, and C? Explain your reasoning. P.S. How come there doesn't seem to be good formulas to use for this question?
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