# problem solving with algebra

• Mar 8th 2009, 04:08 AM
smmmc
problem solving with algebra
1) Henry and Thomas Wong collect basketball cards. Henry has five sixths the number of cards that Thomas has. The Wright family also has a collection of cards. George Wright has half as many cards again as Thomas
A. Write an expression for George.

Note: i don't get the wording "George Wright has half as many cards again as Thomas"
• Mar 8th 2009, 04:37 AM
JeWiSh
Quote:

Originally Posted by smmmc
1) Henry and Thomas Wong collect basketball cards. Henry has five sixths the number of cards that Thomas has. The Wright family also has a collection of cards. George Wright has half as many cards again as Thomas
A. Write an expression for George.

Note: i don't get the wording "George Wright has half as many cards again as Thomas"

It means he has as many cards as Thomas, and then half as many on top of that. As in, 50% more cards.
• Mar 8th 2009, 03:29 PM
smmmc
say thomas has a cards

and george has 1a/2 ??

i checked the answer it says 3a/2

Edit:i got it ! its 150/100

THANKS!
• Mar 8th 2009, 03:32 PM
JeWiSh
Quote:

Originally Posted by smmmc
say thomas has a cards

and george has 1a/2 ??

i checked the answer it says 3a/2

Yeah it's 3a/2. As I said, "It means he has as many cards as Thomas (a), and then half as many on top of that (a/2). So that totals 3a/2.