# Thread: system of linear equations

1. Originally Posted by danielwu
hi there i have problem with this word problems

Set up appropriate systems of two linear equations in two unknowns and then solve the systems by determinants. all numbers are accurate to at least two significant digits.

(A) A shipment of 320 cell phones and radar detectors was destroyed due to a truck accident. on the insurance claim, the shipper stated that each phone was worth $110, each detector was worth$160, and their total value was $40700. how many of each were in the shipment? (1)$110 + $160 =$40700<--------is the first equation right??
(2) ??????????????????????

was wondering is there a way to master these word problem?
let the number of phones be $x$ and the number of decters $y$
then
$x + y =320$
$110x+160y =40700$

can you get it from there??
if not let me know..
dan

2. okay i found it. thanks alot

3. ## another word problem

Solve the given problems by determinant. Set up appropriate systems of equations. all numbers are accurate to at least two significant digits

A person spent 1.10h in a car going to an airport, 1.95h flying in a jet, and 0.520h in a taxi to reach the final destination. the jet's speed averaged 12.0 times that of the car, which averaged 15.0 km/h more than the taxi. what was the average speed of each if the trip covered 1140km?

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