# Answer to Question #18942 in Algebra for michell

Question #18942

Julia saw 5 times as many cars as trucks in a parking lot. If she saw 30 cars and trucks altogether in the parking lot, how many were trucks?

Expert's answer

Let x be quantity of trucks,

so 5x will be quantity of cars. The total amount of trucks and cars was x+5x on the one hand, and it was 30 on the other hand. Equate the same amounts and obtain equation

5x+x = 30, collect similar terms,

6x=30, divide both sides by 5,

x = 5

So, she saw 5 trucks.

so 5x will be quantity of cars. The total amount of trucks and cars was x+5x on the one hand, and it was 30 on the other hand. Equate the same amounts and obtain equation

5x+x = 30, collect similar terms,

6x=30, divide both sides by 5,

x = 5

So, she saw 5 trucks.

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Assignment Expert14.10.14, 17:45Dear Annie. We add some explanations.

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