Dazzle Posted February 8, 2014 Share Posted February 8, 2014 I'm clearly not in high school; however, I am practicing my math for a test for the Canadian Forces...and I need your help with this question... Steve has three times as much money invested at 6% than he has invested at 8%. If the total yearly interest is $494.00, how much is invested at 8%? Thanks for the help! Oh and I'd need an explanation/breakdown please, if possible. Thanks Link to comment

GoaltenderInterference Posted February 8, 2014 Share Posted February 8, 2014 I hope I did this right. Let x = the amount of money he invested. 3 times as much money = 3x 6% interest = 0.06 8% interest = 0.08 So the equation would be: 3x(0.06) + x(0.08) = 494 Solve for x x = 1900 3x = 5700 Link to comment

danman99 Posted February 8, 2014 Share Posted February 8, 2014 I hope I did this right. Let x = the amount of money he invested. 3 times as much money = 3x 6% interest = 0.06 8% interest = 0.08 So the equation would be: 3x(0.06) + x(0.08) = 494 Solve for x x = 1900 3x = 5700 Yup Link to comment

Dazzle Posted February 8, 2014 Author Share Posted February 8, 2014 Yeah, you definitely got it. The answer is/was 1900. But I had no idea how to find that X. Thanks! Now I will study your explanation. I'm truly terrible at these word problems. Link to comment

Duds Posted February 8, 2014 Share Posted February 8, 2014 I hope I did this right. Let x = the amount of money he invested. 3 times as much money = 3x 6% interest = 0.06 8% interest = 0.08 So the equation would be: 3x(0.06) + x(0.08) = 494 Solve for x x = 1900 3x = 5700 Nailed it. Is it odd i miss highschool math? Link to comment

Tystick Posted February 8, 2014 Share Posted February 8, 2014 Nailed it. Is it odd i miss highschool math? Not at all, math is fun! Link to comment

GoaltenderInterference Posted February 8, 2014 Share Posted February 8, 2014 Yeah, you definitely got it. The answer is/was 1900. But I had no idea how to find that X. Thanks! Now I will study your explanation. I'm truly terrible at these word problems. PM or post again in the thread if you need more help/clarification. Link to comment

Dazzle Posted February 8, 2014 Author Share Posted February 8, 2014 PM or post again in the thread if you need more help/clarification. Thanks Goaltender :D Link to comment

Caboose Posted February 8, 2014 Share Posted February 8, 2014 AP Calculus student and I can't do word problems like this. Just don't think that way. Link to comment

arowind Posted February 8, 2014 Share Posted February 8, 2014 With word questions you just need to pull out all the numerical info and turn your word problem into a normal problem. Then simply make your unknown or the "Question" of the question X and insert it into whatever the given equation is: this time being (3X) 6%interest(or .06) + (X) 8% interest(or .08) = Total money amount(494). Link to comment

TheTruthHurts Posted February 8, 2014 Share Posted February 8, 2014 AP Calculus student and I can't do word problems like this. Just don't think that way. Wait till Multi Variable Calculus, it is a lot of fun. Link to comment

Offensive Threat Posted February 8, 2014 Share Posted February 8, 2014 Yeah, you definitely got it. The answer is/was 1900. But I had no idea how to find that X. Thanks! Now I will study your explanation. I'm truly terrible at these word problems. There are basic algebra instructions for free online. Go to http://www.mathsisfu...troduction.html to start. The number of sites available for free to advance your studying is impressive. Link to comment

HowYaDrouin Posted February 8, 2014 Share Posted February 8, 2014 Wait till Multi Variable Calculus, it is a lot of fun. Lies.... Link to comment

CatsPajamas Posted February 8, 2014 Share Posted February 8, 2014 math sucks and as species it is in our best interest to avoid using it in anyway. you don't need math to pull a trigger and be a bad ass killing machine I don't know why it would be necessary to join the military. Link to comment

Wilbur Posted February 8, 2014 Share Posted February 8, 2014 math sucks and as species it is in our best interest to avoid using it in anyway. you don't need math to pull a trigger and be a bad ass killing machine I don't know why it would be necessary to join the military. The artillery division says hi. Link to comment

:D Posted February 8, 2014 Share Posted February 8, 2014 lol, I was so bad at Math in High School. Got a Standing Granted in Math 11 just to get through. Thankfully I already had several AP course under my belt. Link to comment

CatsPajamas Posted February 8, 2014 Share Posted February 8, 2014 The artillery division says hi. This isn't 1942 dipcrap. Point and click gps heat seeking missles don't require algebraic proficiency. Link to comment

Wilbur Posted February 8, 2014 Share Posted February 8, 2014 This isn't 1942 dipcrap. Point and click gps heat seeking missles don't require algebraic proficiency. Yeah, but the person programming them sure does. Regardless, math skills are good problem solving abilities to have when in situations where you may not be able to rely on technology. Link to comment

Dazzle Posted February 9, 2014 Author Share Posted February 9, 2014 There are basic algebra instructions for free online. Go to http://www.mathsisfu...troduction.html to start. The number of sites available for free to advance your studying is impressive. Great site! Thanks! Link to comment

TheTruthHurts Posted February 9, 2014 Share Posted February 9, 2014 Lies.... Im actually serious, Im one of those people how have an "excitement" for math. Link to comment

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