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    Bicycle Store Problem

    Can you please help me solve this problem??

    The owner of a bicycle store store has a sale on bicycles and tricycles. Each cycle has 2 pedals. There are 50 pedals all together. There are 64 wheels. How many tricycles are there?

    I am really rusty with math...so...yeah....
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    Quote Originally Posted by ih8math View Post
    Can you please help me solve this problem??

    The owner of a bicycle store store has a sale on bicycles and tricycles. Each cycle has 2 pedals. There are 50 pedals all together. There are 64 wheels. How many tricycles are there?

    I am really rusty with math...so...yeah....
    Let b be the number of bicycles
    Let t be the number of tricycles

    there are 2 pedals per cycle and 50 pedals. obviously, there are 25 cycles. thus:

    b + t = 25 ........................(1)

    there are 64 wheels. each bicycle has 2 wheels, each tricycle has 3, thus:

    2b + 3t = 64 ......................(2)

    thus, you need to find t from the system:

    b + t = 25 ........................(1)
    2b + 3t = 64 .....................(2)



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