For every 3 laps that Jackie swims, Ronnie swims 4 laps. During practice, they swam a combined total of 63 laps. How many laps did Ronnie swim during practice?
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For every 3 laps that Jackie swims, Ronnie swims 4 laps. During practice, they swam a combined total of 63 laps. How many laps did Ronnie swim during practice?
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1. User Answers JackelineCasarez
Answer:
36 laps Ronnie swim during practice .
Stepbystep explanation:
Let us assume that the laps that Ronnie swims be x .
Let us assume that the laps that Jackie swims be y .
As given
For every 3 laps that Jackie swims, Ronnie swims 4 laps.
i.e
3 × laps that Ronnie swims = 4 × laps that Jackie swims
3 × x = 4 × y
3x = 4y
Equation becomes
x + y = 63
Thus by using 3x = 4y .
[tex]y = \frac{3x}{4}[/tex]
Thus
[tex]x +\frac{3x}{4} = 63[/tex]
4x + 3x = 63 × 4
7x = 252
x = 36
Put the value of x in the equation x + y = 63
36 + y = 63
y = 63  36
y = 27
Therefore the 36 laps Ronnie swim during practice .