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Math needs to be more interesting: "David is caught with both pot and crack. David's pot is valued at $310 an ounce and his crack is valued at $450 an ounce. David had 3 times as much pot as he had cocaine. In total, David had $54,000 worth of drugs. Write and solve a system of equations to determine how many ounces of each drug he had. Estimate how much prison time he will receive", amirite?

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Rosss avatar Ross Yeah You Are +1Reply

310x+450y=54,000
3x=y

About 32.5 ounces of pot and 97.5 ounces of crack.

I was curious :>

alltells avatar alltell Yeah You Are +19Reply
@ChaseSinclair It should be 3y=x

Yeah, you're right. Silly mistake on my part. I was in seventh grade back when I did this. Sorry!

alltells avatar alltell Yeah You Are +1Reply
@alltell 310x+450y=54,000 3x=y About 32.5 ounces of pot and 97.5 ounces of crack. I was curious :>

That's wrong, like the guy above said, its 3y=x which changes whole answer.

Anonymous +7Reply

first off, a dude with pot is less likely to have crack....but yeah stoners use a lot more math than they are given credit for.

Anonymous +16Reply

310y+450x=54000
y=3x (He had three times as much pot as crack)
310(3x)+450x=54000
1380x=54000
x=39.13
y=3(39.13)
y=117.39

He had about 117 ounces of pot and 39 ounces of crack

ChaseSinclairs avatar ChaseSinclair Yeah You Are +16Reply
@ChaseSinclair 310y+450x=54000 y=3x (He had three times as much pot as...

Steps if you are curious.
Let, C represent Cocaine, and let P represent Pot
since:
a) 3C = P
and
b) 310P+ 450C = 54,000
sub a into b
310(3C) + 450C = 54,000
1380 C = 54,000
C = 39.13
sub C into a
3(39.13)= P
117.39= P
Therefore, David has 39.13 ounces of crack and 117.39 ounces of pot
For part b) you'd have to let me know where he lives so I could complete it.
Also depends on if this is his first offense or not

Naggss avatar Naggs Yeah You Are +5Reply
@ChaseSinclair 310y+450x=54000 y=3x (He had three times as much pot as...

You're wrong, it's 32 and 97, like the guy above said. L2math.

@Nacklefoodle You're wrong, it's 32 and 97, like the guy above said. L2math.

How can David have three times as much pot as crack, but at the same time have less pot than crack?

ChaseSinclairs avatar ChaseSinclair Yeah You Are +9Reply
@ChaseSinclair How can David have three times as much pot as crack, but at the same time have less pot than crack?

I like that you changed that awful wording. Lol anyway, you're right, sorry, I believe I made the same mistake as the first guy. And he meant the pot was the 97 and the other was 30 btw.

He said 3x=y but it was x=3y

@Nacklefoodle I like that you changed that awful wording. Lol anyway, you're right, sorry, I believe I made the same mistake as...

But once you change it to x=3y it affects all the rest of the work, so you can't just switch the two answers.

ChaseSinclairs avatar ChaseSinclair Yeah You Are +5Reply
@Nacklefoodle Yeah, exactly.

I'm glad to know I was actually making sense. And I recognize that it's an incredibly easy mistake to make.

ChaseSinclairs avatar ChaseSinclair Yeah You Are +2Reply
@Nacklefoodle We're all such nerds, man.

Damn, I thought all the cool kids had mathematical arguments on the internet. I guess I'm not doing this right...

ChaseSinclairs avatar ChaseSinclair Yeah You Are +5Reply

I probably would have passed if we did it this way lol

Anonymous +13Reply

The estimating how much prison time they'll get is what got me lol.

My math teacher for my SAT class gave us a problem like this . . .

@AwkwardMoments1 My math teacher for my SAT class gave us a problem like this . . .

She wanted to know how much time she was looking at for her court appearance the next week.

StacytheHarlots avatar StacytheHarlot Yeah You Are +26Reply

This is what I thought of when I read this post.
http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/sid...201910368.html
"John, Jack and Jim lit up their pipes after dinner and began blowing smoke rings. By the time they were finished, they had blown a total of 6437 smoke rings. If John blew 52 smoke rings and Jack blew 3896 smoke rings, how many smoke rings did Jim blow?"

elarniss avatar elarnis Yeah You Are +4Reply

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THIS has some interesting word problems at the end.

My math teacher gave my class a math problem that had to with giving a drug dealer money.

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