Question #26705

one balloon can lift a basket containing items weighing at most 80 kg. two such balloons can lift the same basket containing items weighing at most 180 kg. what is the weight of basket?

Expert's answer

Let X be the mass of a basket. Then one sphere can lift 80+X,two spheres will lift one basket and 180 kilograms. And if each sphere lifts a

basket and still something that is, they will lift 2 baskets and 160 kilograms.

Let's work out the equation for two spheres.

2X + 160 = X+180, and from here we will receive the mass ofa basket = 20

basket and still something that is, they will lift 2 baskets and 160 kilograms.

Let's work out the equation for two spheres.

2X + 160 = X+180, and from here we will receive the mass ofa basket = 20

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