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    [SOLVED] Systems of Equations - Work Related

    Good morning/afternoon everyone!

    I am actually trying to figure out the below problem as it relates to my position at work.

    I have the below two equations:

    P = 3X + 1.5Y
    C = X + Y

    X= Labor
    Y = Material Cost

    I know that P = 202.50.

    I am trying to use all of the above information to figure out what C is (I need the numeric value, not another equation with variables in it).

    I have tried multiple methods all morning and I feel as though I am missing something. Is it even possible to figure out C without at least knowing the value of either X or Y? In this case I do NOT. The only information that I do have is listed above.

    Any help would be EXCELLENT! Thank you very much!
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    Quote Originally Posted by zauto View Post
    Good morning/afternoon everyone!

    I am actually trying to figure out the below problem as it relates to my position at work.

    I have the below two equations:

    P = 3X + 1.5Y
    C = X + Y

    X= Labor
    Y = Material Cost

    I know that P = 202.50.

    I am trying to use all of the above information to figure out what C is (I need the numeric value, not another equation with variables in it).

    I have tried multiple methods all morning and I feel as though I am missing something. Is it even possible to figure out C without at least knowing the value of either X or Y? In this case I do NOT. The only information that I do have is listed above.

    Any help would be EXCELLENT! Thank you very much!
    You need one more peice of information.

    RonL
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