# A question to do with soccer, maybe

• Apr 24th 2010, 01:35 AM
yutiwu
A question to do with soccer, maybe
Q: During a certain soccer tournament, a guy sells the jerseys of some teams. The selling price of the jersey are:

Brazil:\$170, England:\$104, Argentina:\$130, Italy:\$78

If the total revenue is \$3600, how many jerseys of Brazil has sold?

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Have no idea where to start with.
I would really like to take on the question myself, please do give hints instead of the answer, if possible.
Thanks.
• Apr 24th 2010, 03:33 AM
mr fantastic
Quote:

Originally Posted by yutiwu
Q: During a certain soccer tournament, a guy sells the jerseys of some teams. The selling price of the jersey are:

Brazil:\$170, England:\$104, Argentina:\$130, Italy:\$78

If the total revenue is \$3600, how many jerseys of Brazil has sold?

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Have no idea where to start with.
I would really like to take on the question myself, please do give hints instead of the answer, if possible.
Thanks.

You require the solution to 170u + 104v + 130w + 78x = 3600 where u, v, w and x are positive whole numbers. The value of u is the answer.
• Apr 24th 2010, 03:47 AM
yutiwu
Quote:

Originally Posted by mr fantastic
You require the solution to 170u + 104v + 130w + 78x = 3600 where u, v, w and x are positive whole numbers. The value of u is the answer.

It is not likely to compute a real value?